The elevated focus on HVAC as a key factor in climate change efforts is expected to continue in the coming years and decades, as commitments and deadlines made by countries around the world shift from long-term aspirational goals to practical, attainable targets.

While some of the stated targets and programs designed around them may shift due to new developments or other trends, the guiding principle of reducing the amount of energy used for heating and cooling of the next generation of electrified buildings will remain.

This e-book includes a summary of sustainable HVAC developments, in particular of heat pumps and refrigerant changes to address climate change.