Author: Ted Atwood

Trakref® / Articles posted by Ted Atwood

We Should All Expect More From Our Technology

Being Effective and Making Life Easier   In search of myths The world expects a lot from all of us and there’s too many problems in your work life to take them all on one at a time, by yourself.   Technology has always been sold as making our...

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At the Doorstep of the New Roaring 20s

How did we get here?  We have reached the end of a decade; but not the “end of the top 10 lists”, “best of”, or the “decades greatest hits.”  Regardless of how many of these we read, they all provide some perspective and remind us that...

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Refrigerant Management: Making R-22 Last

Making R-22 Last Trakref launches new end-to-end solution enabling supply chain and end users to track and manage refrigerants. Recently stories in the news have been mentioning the restrictions on R-22 refrigerant that go into place on January 1, 2020. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=jHzdOhQZglk[/embed]   These EPA regulations, originally put into place in...

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CARB Gathering Input on Proposed Requirements

  CARB is Collecting Feedback The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working on creating new requirements intended to help the state achieve the emissions reduction goals of SB1383. They are specifically aimed at reducing high global warming potential (GWP) HFCs in stationary refrigeration and air conditioning...

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State of Climate Change Programs Across the US

  Planned Impact on the HVAC/R Industry The USA is like a great big franchise. The states are the franchisees and the Federal Government is the franchisor. In return for their participation, the states (aka Franchisees) get to pick and choose from a menu of services. Some...

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EPA Proposes Changes to Key Refrigerant & HVAC/R Requirements

  EPA Proposed Rule tackles HCFCs, compliance reporting, & refrigerant imports Last week the EPA published a proposed rule signed by Andrew Wheeler specifically addressing regulations on HCFC production and consumption, phase-outs, compliance reporting, labeling, refrigerant imports and destruction. They will be opening for public comment soon...

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HVAC/R 101: Where Does My Refrigerant Go?

We enjoy exploring the complexities of HVAC, refrigerant management, legislation, and climate action, but on occasion more basic questions cross our desk. So here is a bit of HVAC/R 101. Did you know that when a technician takes refrigerant from your site to be disposed of,...

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