Natural Refrigerants needed throughout Olympic Venues to cut Emissions
7 August 2012, source edie newsroom
The Olympic Games could significantly improve on greenhouse gas emissions if all venues at the event used natural refrigerants over climate-affecting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Olympic venues, the Aquatics and Energy centres, have led the way in environmentally-friendly cooling systems, while other venues have failed to rise to the challenge. The Olympic Stadium and media centres all rely on HFC-based equipment.
Refrigeration and air-conditioning are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, partly through the use of synthetic refrigerant chemicals HFCs, which are often thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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