Mitigating Refrigerant Leakage in Residential Electrification

With rapid heat pump deployment and increased use of refrigerants, mitigating the global warming impact of refrigerant leaks is critical to achieving the climate benefits of electrification projects. We will discuss the importance of preventing refrigerant leakage, common ways refrigerants can leak, and what both practitioners and homeowners can do to reduce refrigerant leakage in their homes and projects.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Room / Location:
Marina 3-4

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1.5 credit hours
BPI: 1.5 credit hours
GBCI: 1.5 credit hours (BD+C, ID+C, O+M, WELL)
MA CSL: 1.5 credit hours (Energy)
NAHB: 1.5 credit hours
NARI: 1.5 credit hours
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the negative impacts associated with refrigerant leakage.
  • Identify methods to prevent refrigerant leakage during the development, design, and implementation of electrification retrofits for residential homes.
  • Implement techniques to limit the impact of current or future refrigerant leakage in equipment you own or operate.
  • Discuss appropriate techniques for refrigerant handling with contractors and homeowners.

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