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Manufacturers Roundtable: Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) HVAC, Refrigeration, and Water Heating Equipment

This manufacturer's roundtable will focus on options to reduce the impact of refrigerants on a building's lifecycle emissions in light of new and upcoming policy requiring a transition to low-GWP refrigerants. Chemours, Trane Technologies, and Lochinvar will present their approaches to a low-GWP future for HVAC, refrigeration, and water heating equipment, and answer questions from the audience on their latest products, future plans, and how designers can best meet climate goals through careful building system selection and design.


Helen Walter-Terrinoni – Helen is the Director of Global Climate Policy at Trane. Prior to this, she worked as Vice President Regulatory Affairs at The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. Helen has also worked in Regulatory Affairs at The Chemours Company and Sourcing Planner at DuPont. Helen holds a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering, with a concentration in environmental engineering, from Syracuse University.

Dustin Wiggins – Dustin is the Segment Development Manager – Commercial Water Heating for Lochinvar, LLC. He will share information about refrigerants used in water heating and their newest low-GWP water heater.

John Milkint – John is West Coast Territory Manager at Chemour. Passage of the AIM Act by the federal government has led the EPA to put into place regulations to phase down HFC refrigerants, and John will be sharing his expertise on the future landscape of HVACR refrigerants.