ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference

Type: Conference/Expo
Date: 10/29/12 7:00 AM CT - 10/30/12 5:00 PM CT
Location: Gaithersburg, MD United States
Web site:
Phone: 678-539-1140

The ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference: "Moving toward Sustainability" takes place Oct. 29 -30, 2012, at NIST in Gaithersburg, Md.

The conference provides the latest information on alternative refrigerants, likely time schedules, transition requirements, environmental effects of refrigerants, new refrigerant performance considerations and what will be required to phase-out the use of high-GWP refrigerants with other refrigerant alternatives and technologies.

All those involved in the different aspects of refrigerants and refrigeration technology – policymakers, manufacturers, researchers and government officials – will receive an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and directions going forward. 

The conference features invited papers from leading global experts who will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • Status of current environmental, scientific and regulatory activities
  • Potential applications of "natural" refrigerants
  • Technical developments on new low GWP flourochemical refrigerants
  • Equipment applications using low GWP alternatives
  • The opportunities for reducing refrigerant emissions
  • Panel discussions by industry experts at the end of each day. 

The focus of the conference is on technical issues and the longer term opportunities for success from a global perspective. Experts of every facet of the issues to be covered in the conference are going to be available during the two days of the sessions for an information exchange with an evening dinner on Monday for more informal discussions.

Registration is slated to open in June 2012. The cost is $390 ($340, ASHRAE members). For more information, visit