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Leaking Havoc: Refrigerants, a Climate Conversation - Shared screen with speaker view
LAWRENCE ULFIK
14:26
Larry Ulfik, freeze drying technology consultant, shepherd, and practitioner of transition
Gail Lennstrom
28:02
Are there $$$ incentives for proper disposal/recycling?
Melissa Everett
28:54
Central Hudson and other utilities will give you $50 for a working refrigerator.
Gail Lennstrom
29:13
For Supermarkets?
Gail Lennstrom
29:26
A Federal Program ideally -
Melissa Everett
29:45
nope
Jeffrey Scales
32:00
Time for American Sustainable Business Council, CERES, and all ESG inclusive investment firms to engage with Emerson, Carrier, Whirlpool, Trane, etc as well as Retailers to make changes OR divest
Tara Vamos
32:13
How do EIA's ratings match up with stores that are compliant with the EPA Green Chill program?
Michael Helme
34:46
Best practices for supermarkets to monitor refrigerant leaks and electricity usage must have some financial benefit to the stores in terms of reducing refrigerant and electricity costs. To what extent does implementing those best practices pay for itself, and to what extent should good government policies incentivize implementing best practices?
Margaret Perkins 350NYC
36:06
when you contact supermarkets which level of management or office are you dealing with.
Rich Schiafo
36:47
For a new market -Are there cost comparisons for installing HFC free technology in a market vs HFC equipment
Margaret Perkins 350NYC
37:29
if we as consumers have an issue with supermarket freezers, who should we contact? the store always says they have no control over the selection of refrigerants
Tara Vamos
38:00
Central Hudson's refrigerator recycling rebate program is for residential refrigerators/freezers, so not applicable to supermarkets. Rebate is now $100! but must be a working refrigerator. Good to publicize! https://www.cenhud.com/my-energy/save-energy-money/residential-incentives/refrigerator-and-freezer-recycling/
Rich Schiafo
39:33
Costs Not nescessrily to replace - but cost of a systems but for a new market
Gail Lennstrom
40:11
Any current or upcoming legislation that citizens can encourage Congress to support to increase incentives for better new units; maintenance and recycling?
Michael Helme
46:19
How does the proposed R4 program compare to an Extended Producer Responsibility Program scheme for refrigerants?
Hazel Robin
49:36
Somebody told me that the low GWP refrigerants although better for the environment pose human health risks. I have not heard this from anyone else and have not gotten to ask the person for more information. Have the speakers heard of this? I'll note that this conversation was in relation to residential heat pumps not supermarket equipment.
Tom Konrad
50:16
IF electrifying heating with heat pumps usually involves substituting a heat pump for an A/C unit, why would this greatly increase HFC leakage? How many buildings do not have A/C? (including window units)
Leola Specht
51:53
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Elaine Weir
52:37
Can this presentation be distributed. This was really great and I would like to share them with others.
Tara Vamos
53:30
Also, window unit ACs are very common, and they are factory sealed and rarely leak
Leola Specht
53:54
Is that so - old window ACs rarely leak?
Tara Vamos
53:58
proper end of life disposal is an issue for window unit ACs
Elaine Weir
54:43
are only air source heat pumps effected? The geo thermal heat pumps use a water based
Leola Specht
54:49
what are the typical responsible end of life options for people in the Hudson Valley?
dorian fulvio
55:01
Senator Kaminsky has a bill for extended producer responsibility. Anyone know if it includes refrig. And end of life issues?
Tom Konrad
55:55
Do DIY heat pump kits have any mechanism to make sure they are not installed properly... there seem to be a lot of heat pump kits and I would think they would lead to a large risk for HFC leakage.
Melissa Everett
59:39
Say more about the jobs in refrigerant or equipment recycling, maintenance etc
Tom Konrad
59:51
Will the new refrigerant rules just singed into law finally lead to European air to water heat pumps finally being available in the US?
Tara Vamos
01:00:06
On political action: It would be great if you wrote to the Climate Action Council, responsible for making a plan to implement NY's climate legislation (CLCPA). Ask them to include refrigerant management in the scope of the CLimate Action Council's plans, including leak reduction, extended producer responsibilty , and phasing in natural refrigerants. They have been neglecting this area for the most part. Write to ClimateAct@dec.NY.gov
Tara Vamos
01:02:13
Dorian Fluvio currently Kaminsky's extended producer responsibility bill does not include refrigerants
Michael Helme
01:05:10
email: refrigs@sustainhv.org to check in with New Yorkers for Cool Refrigerant Management
Christina Starr
01:05:40
Link here to sign up for EIA updates: https://www.climatefriendlysupermarkets.org/join-us
Jeffrey Scales
01:06:11
https://www.climatefriendlysupermarkets.org/join-us
Jeffrey Scales
01:06:16
Link here to sign up for EIA updates:
Tara Vamos
01:08:05
What support is available to supermarkets that wish to improve their refrigerant management?
Tara Vamos
01:08:38
Smaller chains may make it easier to find a descision maker who is amenable to action
Michael Helme
01:10:31
North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council: https://nasrc.org/
Ben Eckstein
01:11:13
I have to leave but thank you for the presentation! Very informative
Hazel Robin
01:11:31
I know 2 people who have recently DIY installed heat pumps, although I strongly suggested they not do that.
Anne Campbell
01:12:29
Working with transcritical CO2 and lower gwp refrigerants requires expertise that many technicians lack. Some of them are more flammable than the higher gwp options and there are major safety concerns.There is no widespread certification program for technicians in NY. Also, very few young people are entering the field and the skilled technicians are aging out. Is your organization pushing for a statewide certification?
Tara Vamos
01:12:32
On Heat pumps, there is a large cost for installation, so I bet many people are trying DIY
Hazel Robin
01:14:12
Thank you! Very helpful explanation.
Leola Specht
01:16:09
Are there makes/models of mini-split heat pumps (for residential) that have more responsible refrigerant gas?
Gail Lennstrom
01:16:35
I understand that Delgado is now Chair of the Ag. Committee and is also committed to working on Energy related issues and Green Energy (I hope)
Gayle Olander
01:18:18
This was great and very informative Thank you.
Linda Gayton
01:19:22
Thank You ! Great Presentation !!!! Stay Safe & WEel, lg
Michael Helme
01:19:34
Many thanks!
dorian fulvio
01:19:39
Thank you, excellent presentation