International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers’ Association Annual Meeting Addresses International Regulations and Environmental Issues
ST. LOUIS, September 23, 2010 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), participated in the International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers’ Association (ICARHMA) Annual Meeting last month to join a panel discussion on refrigerants. Panel participants, which included refrigerant manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers and Emerson representing components makers, discussed next generation low GWP refrigerants and HVAC industry imperatives.
According to ICARHMA, the purpose of the refrigerants panel was to provide information on and to generate discussion within ICARHMA Council Members about the current global political climate related to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and potential successor refrigerants to HFCs.
In his presentation Emerson engineering vice president, Warren Beeton, emphasized that next generation refrigerants should maintain the industry’s ability to meet increasing efficiency mandates, minimize total GHG emissions and maintain consumer affordability and safety.
Beeton told the panel that the industry should focus on both direct and indirect environmental effects of refrigerants, looking at energy efficiency as the largest driver of emissions.
The meeting was hosted by the U.S. member to the Council, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which serves as the 2010 Secretariat. Attendees included representatives from Brazil (ABRAVA), Canada (HRAI), China (CRAA), Europe (EUROVENT), Japan (JRAIA) and South Korea (KRAIA).
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business platform of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.