Federal offset protocol : reducing greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration systems.: En4-461/2-2023E-PDF

"Emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from industrial and commercial refrigeration or air conditioning systems are caused by releases during equipment installation, when charging equipment with refrigerant, either initially or when re-filling (top-up), and leaks from equipment operations. Lowering the global warming potential (GWP) of refrigerants used in these systems in Canada ensures that the associated impacts on climate change from unavoidable equipment leaks are minimized to the extent possible. The federal offset protocol for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Refrigeration Systems is intended for use by a proponent undertaking a project to transition away from refrigerants with high GWP values in their commercial and industrial refrigeration or air conditioning systems, in order to generate offset credits under the Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations (Regulations). The requirements contained in this protocol are part of the Regulations and must be read in conjunction with provisions in the Regulations. … This protocol is designed to ensure that, together with requirements in the Regulations, the project generates GHG emission reductions that are real, additional, quantified, verified, unique and permanent. The protocol is also developed in accordance with the principles of ISO 14064-2:2019 Greenhouse gases - Part 2 - Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements to ensure reported GHG emission reductions are relevant, complete, consistent, accurate, transparent, and conservative"--Introduction, page 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada, issuing body.
Title Federal offset protocol : reducing greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration systems.
Variant title Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration systems, version 1.0
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Later edition Federal offset protocol : version 1.1
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Protocole fédéral de crédits compensatoires : réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre provenant des systèmes de réfrigération.
Cover title.
On cover: Canada's Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Gatineau QC : Environment and Climate Change Canada = Environnement et changement climatique Canada, February 2023.
Description 1 online resource (iv, 24 pages) + overview (1 page)
ISBN 9780660467887
Catalogue number
  • En4-461/2-2023E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number EC22043
Edition Version 1.0.
Subject terms Refrigerants -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Fluorohydrocarbons -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Canada.
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