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Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)

Reducing HFC Emissions in the Federal Sector

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are extremely potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) commonly used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and a variety of other applications within federal facilities. The use and emissions of HFCs are growing rapidly as they are increasingly adopted as replacements for ozone depleting substances (ODS) being phased out under the Clean Air Act and as economic growth spurs demand for new equipment, especially in the refrigeration/air-conditioning (AC) sector.

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