ASHRAE and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will present “Moving Toward Sustainability,” a conference focused on refrigerants, Oct. 29-30 at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md.

“This conference addresses international concerns about the impact of refrigerants on climate change, which inevitably lead to increased focus on refrigerants with a low global-warming potential (GWP) applied in high-efficiency systems,” Piotr Domanski, conference co-chair, said. “This includes new generations of unsaturated flourochemicals and expanded use of ‘natural’ refrigerants.”

The conference will provide information on alternative refrigerants, likely time schedules, transition requirements, environmental effects, performance considerations, and what will be required to phase out high-GWP refrigerants.

This is the fourth conference on refrigerants sponsored by ASHRAE and NIST. Past conferences provided information and updates on the phaseout of chlorofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants.

Registration is slated to open in June. The cost is $340 for ASHRAE members and $390 for non-members. For more information, click here.