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JCI joins White House discussion on reducing global warming potential refrigerants

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Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company joins private and public sector industry leaders in a White House roundtable discussion to phase down the use of high global warming refrigerants, which are used in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Johnson Controls commits to spend over $50 million over the next three years to develop new products and improve and expand its existing low-global warming potential (GWP) portfolio.

The President’s Climate Action Plan highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions caused by some hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, and is seeking goals, commitments and partnerships that catalyze the transition to more climate-friendly alternatives, where practical. According to the White House, emissions of high global-warming-potential HFC – potent greenhouse gases – are expected to nearly double from current levels of 1.5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to three percent by 2020 and triple by 2030 if action is not taken.

 

 

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