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High-Efficiency, Non-HFC Cooling & Refrigeration

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The buildings sector is responsible for about 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with cooling being one of the largest sources of building energy use, second only to heating. Today’s dominant cooling technologies use hydrofluorocarbons as working fluids, which are greenhouse gases more than 2,000 times stronger than carbon dioxide. There is therefore a tremendous opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector through the development of new more efficient cooling technologies that don’t require the use of hydrofluorocarbons.