We have a lot to look forward to in 2024, including the upcoming Pittsburgh Nature Refrigerant Training Summit March 19th-21st at the Local 449 Technology Center. This training summit will provide comprehensive training on CO2 and propane from multiple manufacturers and industry experts, while also serving as a networking opportunity for students who are looking to enter a career in this field. 

Who is the NASRC? Started in September of 2015, the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council is an environmental non-profit agency working to advance natural refrigerant adoption in the grocery sector, dedicated to advancing natural refrigerants to make for a more sustainable future when it comes to supermarket refrigeration. 

Natural refrigerants, including carbon, dioxide, ammonia and hydrocarbons, are a climate-friendly and future-proof refrigerant solution for supermarkets, but it’s not that easy making the switch. Thanks to the members of the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council, they’re addressing the issues of high upfront cost premiums, a shortage of workforce training, lock of performance data and technology gaps in existing stores to help establish a pathway for widespread adoption of natural refrigerants across North America.  

If you would like to learn more about the NASRC, please visit their website 

If you are a Refrigeration Technician or aspiring to enter the field, please register for the event today!