AIRAH has released five fact sheets relating to the new Carbon Equivalent Levy on HFC refrigerant gases.
Five fact sheets relating to the new Carbon Equivalent Levy on HFC refrigerant gases have been released by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). The fact sheets cover a range of important topics including how the levy is applied, managing financial risks, alternative refrigerants and safety and energy saving strategies.
The fact sheets are available online here: HFC Refrigerant Levy.
They have been developed in conjunction with input and support from a range of refrigeration and air-conditioning bodies and with support from the Australian Government. The fact sheets comprise:
- Fact sheet 1: The Clean Energy Future Plan and HFCs: Provides an outline of the HFC levy – why it was introduced, who pays it, which refrigerants attract the levy, and how much it will cost. It also looks at how system owners can minimise their exposure to the levy; options for new and existing HFC and HCFC systems; and general owner/operator issues to consider.
- Fact sheet 2: Managing the financial and associated risks: Outlines the main risks for system owners and operators and technical service providers.
- Fact sheet 3: Leak prevention strategies: Covers the common causes of leaks, detection, costs involved, strategies to prevent leakage and how these might impact the capital costs of new systems.
- Fact sheet 4: Opportunities in a low emission future: Explains investment incentives, energy cost-saving, green/sustainability credentials, new refrigerants, HFC system audits, energy efficiency audits, leak detection and repair services, energy efficiency interventions, refrigerant destruction, maintenance, green skills/credentials and identifying and addressing perverse outcomes.
- Fact sheet 5: Energy saving strategies – Existing systems: Identifies the most energy efficient low-GWP refrigerants and energy saving options for existing systems, as well as how to reduce heat load and improve a system’s operating efficiency.