Next Generation Refrigerants for Residential Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
Free webinar with Goodman Manufacturing
September 16th, 2021
12noon – 1pm EST
In our second part refrigerant series with Goodman Manufacturing, guest speaker Rusty Tharp will explain the importance of knowing how to properly apply next generation refrigerants, including special attention to codes and standards updates, correct matching of split systems, appropriate installation, service and maintenance procedures.
The use of next generation refrigerants will be a step towards addressing concerns related to global climate change, and will help strengthen the future economic and environmental sustainability of our industry.
3 Key take-aways for attendees of this session:
- Learning the codes and standard changes for residential products.
- Knowing the actions that stakeholders can take to accelerate introduction of lower global warming refrigerants.
- As contractors and distributors, getting prepared for next generation refrigerants in residential HVAC equipment.
Rusty Tharp is presently Senior Directory of Regulatory Affairs for Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. He has 35 years of HVAC industry experience, having worked for major manufacturers of residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment after receiving his BSME from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is active in ASHRAE, presently serving as chairman of ASHRAE SSPC15, the committee responsible for ASHRAE 15 “Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems,” as well as other ASHRAE committees. Rusty is involved in the industry trade association, Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, and several of its committees, including the Flammable Refrigerants Subcommittee of the Research and Technology Committee. Rusty serves on both domestic and international committees that develop product safety standards for air conditioning and heat pumps systems (including CANENA working groups, guest on CSA B52 committee, UL Standards Technical Panel, U.S. Technical Advisory Group via ANSI, and IEC subcommittee working groups).
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