The most recent regulation is the California Cooling Act adopted by CARB (the California Air Resources Board). This act calls for the phasing out of high global warming potential and hydrofluorocarbon and goes into effect on January 1st, 2020. However, there are many other regulations in place across the United States and Canada.
Many display cases are not compliant with CARB and other environmental standards, meaning the current display cases you are using might need to be replaced. If you are buying new display cases, you will want to make sure they are compliant with air pollutant regulations before purchasing, otherwise, you may have to reinvest in the near future.
While CARB is specific to California, similar regulations are already in place in Canada, Vermont, and Washington. New Jersey also has a bill that is currently working its way through legislation, and Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York have all announced intent to promote similar legislation in the future. Even if you are not in one of these states, the widespread adoption of these regulations could indicate that you’ll be facing them soon in your area.
If regulations are in place in your state, you could face a fine for each day that you do not comply. This can add up extremely quickly.
Even if these regulations don’t apply to you, it is likely that they will in the near future. Buy purchasing the right case now, you can assure you don’t have to reinvest later. Being energy-efficient, these display cases can also help you cut down on your energy bill each month.
We can’t speak for everyone, but our EPA-compliant display cases are all sold at the same price point as their non-compliant counterparts. So, there is really no reason not to buy them.
There is no added hassle involved in using an EPA-compliant display case. These cases work in exactly the same way and don’t require any additional maintenance. We can even update your current display case to make it EPA-compliant.
Regardless of requirements and costs, reducing air pollution is something that benefits us all. We aren’t asking you to go out and hug a tree, but when doing the right thing comes at no cost, why not do it?