The regulatory and environmental issues surrounding commercial and residential air-conditioning system refrigerants are explored in a new white paper from Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.

The paper, available here, covers green HVAC choices, environmental issues and the future of refrigerants in HVAC construction.

“Global sustainability requires the HVAC industry to focus on the real environmental issues of refrigerant containment and energy efficiency,” said white paper contributor Ken Monnier, vice president of engineering for the air-conditioning business at Emerson Climate Technologies. “By committing to the design of more energy-efficient systems, the industry will significantly improve the environmental impact of air conditioning products.”