February 2016 Meeting

February 16, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Copeland's of New Orleans
1001 South Clearview Parkway
Jefferson, LA 70121

Date:  February 16, 2016

Time:  5:30 - Social, 6:00 Dinner & Presentation Begin

Topic:  Future of Refrigerants

Refrigerant is the most essential thermodynamic component of cooling systems. It is important to understand the intricacies of refrigerants and making the right choice for the environment. Consulting engineers, architects, system operators and building owners are responsible for understanding refrigerant technology and how it relates to system efficiency, refrigerant availability, lifecycle cost and maintenance.

We will cover the following topics:

?    Understanding global regulations and how the Montreal Protocol and the Kyoto Protocol will impact the future of the HVAC industry

?    Understanding the phase out/phase down schedules of refrigerants, and the best way to plan for the future

?    Understanding how the issue of global climate change will impact the HVAC industry.

?    The economics of refrigerant choice - balancing capital against lifetime energy cost.

?    Learn about the next generation of refrigerants that are in development that minimize both the ozone impact, and the global warming impact of HVAC refrigerants.  

Speaker:  Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson is Global Leader of Refrigerant Strategy for the Ingersoll Rand businesses of Trane, and Thermo King.  Mike has worked for Ingersoll Rand in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry for 25 years.

In this role, Mike is responsible for developing and communicating Ingersoll Rand’s environmental message to the industry, and working with the sales distribution organization globally to educate customers on the importance of environmental issues when selecting HVAC and refrigeration systems. Mike also works with Trane’s leadership and technology groups to help navigate the complexity of global refrigerant regulations now, and in the future.  He’s held numerous positions with Trane including Field Sales and Global Marketing manager for Trane’s large tonnage chillers, and Director of Environmental Affairs for Trane.

Mike is member of the technical development committee for the GBI (Green Building initiative) Green Globes green building rating system.  The Green Globes rating system is a newly developed green building rating system that provides an alternative rating system that stresses ease of use, and rewards green building planning during all phases of building development. 

Mike is an active member in a wide range of HVAC industry organizations including ASHRAE, and the International District Energy Association, and also represents Ingersoll Rand in the global Montreal Protocol meetings.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in mechanical engineering.


$30.00 Members

$30.00 Non Members