A wide range of end users and contractors – including Walmart, Ahold Delhaize USA, Lineage Logistics and CoolSys – will be speaking on their experiences with natural refrigerant-based systems at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America Summit 2023 on natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R.
This 12th annual edition of the conference will be held Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Downtown. The event, addressing applications of the natural refrigerants CO2 (R744), hydrocarbons and ammonia (R717), is organized by ATMOsphere, publisher of R744.com.
You can register for the event here and find the preliminary program and other information on the event website. End users can register for free, and contractors/installers of HVAC&R systems are eligible to receive one free ticket per organization, with a 50% discount on additional tickets.
Among the high-profile end user speakers are Jim McClendon, Director of Engineering at Walmart Stores; Kathy Loftus, Vice President of Strategic Construction Projects, Energy and Facility Services, Retail Business Services (Services company of Ahold Delhaize USA) and Aer Teale, Director of Engineering, Lineage Logistics.
Loftus and Teale are the end user keynote speakers for days 1 and day 2, respectively. In her keynote, Loftus will explain her refrigeration and sustainability vision for Ahold Delhaize USA, while Teale will discuss the intersection of people, energy, refrigeration and sustainability.
McClendon will participate in a session, “Solving the CO2 Shortage,” that will examine the shortage of refrigerant-grade CO2, which threatens to slow the U.S. transition away from high-GWP HFC refrigerants. Other panelists will include a retail end user, a service contractor and a CO2 expert. The session will be led by Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), an environmental nonprofit working to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants.