According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in 2012 demand from the refrigeration sector represented 30% of global HCFC and HFC demand (GWP-weighted). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that annual refrigerant losses in this sector due to leaks and end-of-life losses are extremely high, around 23%.

Moving the refrigeration sector towards alternative refrigerants that do not pose climate risks is therefore essential. The relative energy efficiency of alternatives offers the added potential to significantly reduce energy use as well.

Fortunately, numerous manufacturers and commercial and industrial operators have already successfully transitioned their equipment and are now safely and efficiently using HFC-free refrigerants in all the refrigeration categories listed within these sectors.

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