New York, N.Y., May 7, 2019 – As buildings seek alternatives to fossil fuels for space- and domestic-water heating, electric heat pumps using CO2 and other natural refrigerants are finding a growing market in North America, reports the April-May issue of Accelerate America, published online this week.
Published 10 times annually by shecco, the worldwide expert in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Accelerate America is viewable online at no charge at http://www.acceleratena.com. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, and mailed to key end users in food retail, foodservice, cold storage, food processing and other sectors.
Electric heat pumps represent a small percentage of the market for heating equipment in residential and commercial buildings, which favors natural gas, oil or propane boilers. But the growing movement toward “decarbonization” and “electrification” of building heating systems – and the evolution of utility power to renewal energy sources – is driving interest in switching to heat pump equipment, including high-efficiency natural refrigerant models.
The April-May 2019 issue (volume 5, No. 44) also reports on: why some food retailers have overcome their fear of using ammonia as a refrigerant; the passage of a bill in Washington state that reduces HFC refrigerant emissions; and the acquisition of Kysor Warren by Epta, a major European manufacturer of CO2 refrigeration systems.
Also featured: IIAR’s opportunity to create safety guidelines for flammable refrigerants; California’s need for feedback on its refrigerant regulations; a new website spotlighting HFC-reducing U.S. grocers; and new standard definitions of refrigeration, cooling and other key terms
For the last 17 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
Editor, Accelerate America