Contractors commit to phase out HCFCs

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Building contractors are now committed to phasing out the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a greenhouse gas.

HCFCs, which are found to be very harmful to the ozone layer, are emitted from home appliances that provide heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating.

But contractors in the Philippines offering heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating solutions for buildings have become aware of their role to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alex Trinidad, president of the Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers Inc. (PSVARE), said recently that their group now offers a wide array of global brands offering the latest air and cooling technologies that are climate- and ozone layer-friendly.

“We continue to bring you a wide array of various products and technology to answer your every need. As one society, we must work hand-in-hand and support one another for the prosperity of our business and industry,” he said. PSVARE recently collaborated with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in holding a forums on greenhouse gas reduction measures during a heating/air-conditioning industry exhibit held early this month.


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