Category Archives: Environment

U.S. Court Of Appeals Overturns EPA Ruling on Elimination of HFC Refrigerants

This past August, the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for the elimination of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) based refrigerants by 2019 through 2020 (depending upon the refrigerant). The primary motivation for the elimination of HFC refrigerants was due to their Global Warming Potential or GWP. While an improvement […]

Four Ways to Ensure Your New Cooler or Freezer is Energy Efficient

When the new Department of Energy (DOE) standards came into effect in March of this year, many refrigeration manufacturers and importers waited anxiously to see what impact they might have to the industry at large. As a DOE compliant manufacturer, Minus Forty has made a substantial investment in R&D, redesigning most of our product line […]

New Refrigerants are Coming

The United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014 published proposed changes in the regulating of refrigerants. This initiative is driven by the goal to enhance ozone layer protection and reduce global warming and is part of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). SNAP is the EPA’s program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for the […]