Helping facilities manage

HVACR and refrigerant since 1994.

With decades of experience as one of the largest recyclers of refrigerant, Trakref understands how to leverage its insights and regulatory compliance software to help facilities manage HVACR and track refrigerant effectively as well as supply data for compliance reports, including ESG reports.

Plant Overview About Trakref

About Trakref

In 2011, Trakref launched as a part of Polar Technology, helping system owners and others with refrigerant tracking and maintenance. 

The launch was a success.

So much so, that Trakref’s CEO, Ted Atwood, decided to sell Polar Technology so he could take the software corporation to the next level in compliance and environmental sustainability as a regulatory compliance software and environmental compliance calendar software. The result is a user-friendly environmental software provider solution that empowers organizations nationwide to achieve ROI on asset management and meet important regulatory standards. It also helps with creating compliance reports, including ESG reporting and sustainability audit questions to track business’s environmental footprint and meet corporate sustainability initiatives.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a university or a supermarket trying to reduce your leaks and GHG emissions, or if you’re doing ESG reporting on refrigerant usage for the first time.

Our platform is built for you.

Fast Facts

45k Users

25+ Years Experience

100’s of thousands of assets

Our Mission

Our mission is to slow climate change through better refrigerant tracking and management.

As a software corporation and environmental software provider, we accomplish this through our solutions, which allows users to track their refrigerant and quickly address leaks and other maintenance issues that release harmful gases into the atmosphere and impact environmental sustainability.

Refrigerant management is one of the top solutions for curbing climate change according to Project Drawdown.

We see this as a call to action for our industry. If we want to help our planet, we need to identify and create solutions to better manage refrigerants and create excellent ESG reporting solutions for corporate sustainability and sustainability audit questions.

We believe technology is the solution.

By providing easy-to-use tools to HVACR pros, such as our regulatory compliance software and environmental compliance calendar software, we know we can limit emissions and have our industry be a cause for good in the fight to end climate change and reduce our environmental footprint.


At Trakref, we are advocates for sustainability in refrigerant management. We want to help HVACR pros comply with regulations and manage their facilities in a sustainable manner to help our planet.

Through partnerships with Darden School of Business, Vanderbilt University Law School, and other entities, we are constantly innovating what the future of refrigeration compliance will look like. We advocate for better emissions reporting and the continued standardization of ESG reporting across industries.


We aren’t just Refrigeration Geeks. We’re climate change advocates.

Meet Ted Atwood, Founder & CEO

Starting in 1994, Polar Technology a US based refrigerant recycling company, founded by Ted Atwood, built 11 refrigerant recycling plants in the United States & abroad, including in New Hampshire, Texas, California, Budapest, Japan, and China.

From designing and building large reclaim equipment to pioneering cylinder exchange programs, the goal was always to reduce refrigerant emissions and create better refrigerant tracking for corporate sustainability.

The team at Polar had a purpose and focused on creating a richer experience for everyone in the re-supply chain, and realized we were not the owners of used refrigerant material but caretakers.

Our experiences helped us to gain unique insights into the refrigerant market forces, including environmental software providers.

Polar used this insight to reduce mixed gas volumes, increase yields and improve each user’s experience.

We understood that a full recovery cylinder of refrigerant was worth less to contractors than an empty cylinder.

The empty cylinder offered service people an opportunity to keep working while a full cylinder meant they needed more cylinders, and work would have to stop until they had them.

By 2011, Polar offered the first online refrigerant banking experience to wholesale suppliers and their clients.

In 2015 we shifted gears and sold the reclaim business, using the proceeds as seed capital for Trakref, a software corporation with regulatory compliance software and environmental compliance calendar software, taking our experiences, technology, a small team of core people, and 20 years of know-how with us to found a software company intent on delivering compliance and environmental sustainability solutions globally.

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Trakref Today and In the Future

Today, the Trakref team continues our pioneering commitment to reduce refrigerant leaks for environmental sustainability and improve refrigerant management and ESG reporting through regulatory compliance software and environmental compliance calendar software. We aim to reduce our industry’s environmental footprint and help businesses with corporate sustainability as a software corporation and environmental software provider.

We have partnered with NGO’s, private companies, software companies, and even competitors to create better practices in refrigerant tracking.

We’ve worked with government agencies to build an HVAC/R rules engine and guidance system that uses logic and actionable insights to ensure that activity is not just recorded, but that it yields results and includes the entire workforce.

Our goal is to include as many people as possible in the process of recording refrigerants, tracking refrigerants, ESG reporting, and sustainability audit questions. Everyone is an expert when they use Trakref, and we believe in a team approach.

We want our team to supplements the needs of your team.

We respond to tickets in 10 minutes, answering questions on how to use Trakref as well as about regulations more generally.

We are a bunch of refrigerant geeks, committed to one cause with one purpose, and we are exceptionally good at what we do.

Ted A.

President, CEO

Tammy A.

Vice President


Roya P.

Sales Executive

Bre B.

Client Services

Wes S.

Customer Success

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Stephen A.

Software Developer

Scott K.

Software Developer

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Nathan B.

Refrigerant Evangelist

Julie B.

User Experience Consultant

Arnaud P.

Mobile Developer

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