Fluorocarbon emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning systems: code of practice overview

The code of practice for elimination of fluorocarbon emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning systems has been in effect since April 18, 2015.

Objective

This code of practice recommends best practices to reduce halocarbon emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Target audience

The code of practice applies to persons who design, install and service stationary and mobile refrigeration, and air conditioning systems that use halocarbons and are:

This code of practice is a complement to federal, provincial and territorial measures with a goal to minimize and eliminate emissions of certain halocarbons by introducing best practices in the cooling industry. Therefore, it may also apply to persons regulated by provincial or territorial regulations.

Adopting the code of practice

If the code of practice applies to your facility or operations, you are encouraged to:

Read the code of practice

Environmental code of practice for elimination of fluorocarbon emissions

Reporting

The code of practice does not have reporting requirements. However, if the code of practice applies to your facility or operations, you may be subject to the pollution prevention planning notice for halocarbons used as a refrigerant. Please refer to the pollution prevention planning notice for more information about reporting requirements.

Performance results to date

There are currently no performance results for this code of practice.

Related information

Past consultations

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Chemical Production Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Email: ec.gestionhalocarbures-halocarbonsmanagement.ec@canada.ca

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