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2020 F Gas Service and Product Bans - industry guidance from REFCOM

1 Jan 2020

The objective of this technical bulletin produced by REFCOM is to inform members of the next steps in service and placing on the market bans coming into force on 1 January 2020 under the F-Gas Regulations. Whether or not the UK leaves the EU with a deal, the one thing that is absolutely clear is that the regulations we currently work within will remain exactly as they are at the moment: phase down steps, service and product bans either in place or coming into force – all will continue as planned over the coming years. Some of the product (placing on the market) and servicing bans will have major implications for the sector, and it is essential that end users and those responsible for service and maintenance understand what these changes will mean for them. 

Download a copy of the REFCOM guidance here

Future homes Standard consultation extended

23 Dec 2019

The deadline for responding to the Future Homes Standard review has been extended from 10 Jan to 07 Feb next year.


Count on Cooling!

6 Dec 2019

EPEE have issued a Count on Cooling Sustable White Paper

Heat Pump Association Vision Report launched

5 Dec 2019

Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap for the Role of Heat Pumps

DEFRA issues guidance to businesses affected by 2020 F gas service bans

2 Dec 2019

Under UK and EU legislation, a ban will be coming into force on 1 January 2020 that will prevent refrigerants with a global warming potential greater than 2500 being used to service or refill refrigeration or freezer systems, with a refrigerant charge size of 40 tonnes of co2 equivalent or more.


UK enforcement bodies, the Environment Agency (EA), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland’s Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have jointly produced and endorsed a leaflet which provides guidance for businesses affected by the F-gas regulation.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board member organisations

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