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  • © 2016 AHRI.

    AHRI Project 8018 Final Report

    Review of Refrigerant Management Programs

    Prepared for:

    Navigant Consulting, Inc.

    77 South Bedford St.

    Suite 400

    Burlington, MA 01803

    781.270.0101

    navigant.com

    Reference No.: 180019

    January 2016

  • Page i AHRI Project 8018: Review of Refrigerant Management Programs

    Table of Contents

    Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Definitions ....................................................................... vii

    Executive Summary ................................................................................................................... 1

    Research Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 1 Program Effectiveness ................................................................................................................................... 4 Best Practices .................................................................................................................................................. 5 Recommendations ......................................................................................................................................... 7

    1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 10

    1.1 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 10 1.2 Objective .................................................................................................................................................. 10 1.3 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 10 1.4 Approach ................................................................................................................................................ 10

    2. Findings for Primary Target Jurisdictions ...................................................................... 12

    2.1 Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 12 2.2 Australia .................................................................................................................................................. 13

    2.2.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 13 2.2.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 17 2.2.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 19 2.2.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 22

    2.3 Canada ..................................................................................................................................................... 23 2.3.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 23 2.3.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 27 2.3.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 28 2.3.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 29

    2.4 European Union ..................................................................................................................................... 30 2.4.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 30 2.4.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 32 2.4.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 33 2.4.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 35

    2.5 Japan ........................................................................................................................................................ 35 2.5.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 35 2.5.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 41 2.5.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 42 2.5.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 45

    2.6 United Kingdom .................................................................................................................................... 46 2.6.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 46 2.6.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 49

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    2.6.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 51 2.6.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 52

    2.7 United States ........................................................................................................................................... 52 2.7.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 52 2.7.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 56 2.7.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 57 2.7.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 60

    2.8 California................................................................................................................................................. 60 2.8.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 60 2.8.2 Program Structure .................................................................................................................... 65 2.8.3 Effectiveness Data .................................................................................................................... 68 2.8.4 Key Findings ............................................................................................................................. 70

    3. Findings for Secondary Target Jurisdictions .................................................................. 72

    3.1 Brazil ........................................................................................................................................................ 72 3.1.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 72 3.1.2 Regulations & Programs ......................................................................................................... 72

    3.2 China ........................................................................................................................................................ 75 3.2.1 Summary ................................................................................................................................... 75 3.2.2 Regulations & Programs ......................................................................................................... 76

    4. Recommendations and Conclusions ................................................................................ 78

    4.1 Comparison of Programs ...................................................................................................................... 78 4.2 Recommendations ................................................................................................................................. 84

    Appendix A. Regulations for Primary Target Jurisdictions ............................................ 87

    A.1 Australia Regulations ........................................................................................................................... 87 A.2 Canada Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 87 A.3 European Union Regulations .....................................................