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2016 AHRI.

AHRI Project 8018 Final Report

Review of Refrigerant Management Programs

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Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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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 .............................................................................................................. 88 A.4 Japan Regulations ................................................