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  • Writer's pictureVannesa Vasquez

Navigating New Refrigerant Regulations in California: A Guide for Property and Building Managers

The landscape of HVAC systems is undergoing a significant transformation in California, driven by the need to address environmental concerns. This blog post explores the recent shift towards low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants and its impact on property and building managers.

Understanding GWP and HVAC Systems:

Global Warming Potential (GWP) is a measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. The HVAC industry is pivoting towards refrigerants with lower GWP to mitigate environmental impact. This shift is crucial for California, a state at the forefront of environmental legislation.

New Refrigerant Requirements in California:

California's new regulations mandate the use of refrigerants with lower GWP. This change is not just a technical adjustment but a significant move towards sustainability. Property and building managers must now navigate these regulations when repairing or replacing HVAC units.

Impact on Decision Making:

For those managing properties, these new requirements introduce several considerations. The choice of refrigerants now involves balancing cost, efficiency, and compliance with environmental standards. Understanding the nuances of these new refrigerants is vital for making informed decisions.

Preparing for the Future:

Staying ahead of the curve is essential. Property and building managers should educate themselves on the latest HVAC technologies and refrigerants. Additionally, working with knowledgeable HVAC professionals who are well-versed in these new standards can be incredibly beneficial.


The move towards low-GWP refrigerants in California is a significant step in the fight against climate change. While it presents challenges, it also offers an opportunity for property and building managers to contribute positively to this global effort. Staying informed and proactive is key to navigating these changes successfully.

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