F Gas Regulations and Phase Down
The F Gas Regulations were developed by the European Union to phase down the use of fluorinated (F) gases.
F gases are powerful greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change.
The aims of the Regulations are to cut the use of F gases and to reduce their release into the atmosphere.
The F Gas phase-down is well underway with the aim that by 2030 the maximum allowable quantities of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), the most popular type of F Gas on the market, will be 21% of the volume allowed in 2015. EU figures show that the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors are by far the largest users of HFCs.
Changes to the regulations on the use of HFCs are set against a backdrop of growing demand for occupant health and comfort in buildings. Providing good indoor air quality and high levels of comfort are considered must-have requirements for modern workplaces. And with rising temperatures in the UK, there has never been a greater focus on specifying the right systems for today’s buildings. City Multi VRF and Hybrid VRF utilise R32, which has a 66% lower GWP than the traditional R410A refrigerant seen in many air conditioning systems, making them a perfect choice.