The Montreal Protocol: concrete measures for the environment

The Montreal Protocol was established in 1987 in the city of Montreal. Initially, approximately 24 countries ratified this historic agreement. It was intended to protect the ozone layer through concrete means.

In addition to this objective, there has been a desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by systems that use synthetic refrigerants. By doing so, we aim to mitigate the impact of climate change.

In fact, the Government of Canada estimates that the average temperature in Canada increased by 1.6 °C between 1948 and 2013, which represents a very high global warming rate.

The consequences of these climate changes can be very devastating for humans: heat waves, droughts, health problems, etc.

These climate changes have an impact on all countries around the world, which are facing several meteorological disasters and are fighting against environmental warming.

That is why, over time, many nations have joined the Montreal Protocol. By 2009, 196 countries had signed this environmental protocol.

More than 30 years following its implementation, the Montreal Protocol has slowed the depletion of the ozone layer. Five amendments have also been adopted over the years to adjust to new global trends. The most recent, the  Kigali Amendment, was passed in 2016. Its objective is to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

The Montreal Protocol: a step in the direction of eco-friendly systems

The Montreal Protocol is constantly evolving, and has laid the foundation for the establishment of new environmental standards around the world. These provisions have forever changed the way refrigeration and air conditioning systems are designed. 

Businesses and industries must work together to eliminate products that affect climate change and the ozone layer (ODS). In order to stay the course and effectively eliminate these types of substances from refrigeration and air conditioning systems, the Canadian government has introduced several interesting subsidies to help companies with their energy transition.

Investing in natural refrigerants, such as NH3 and CO2, therefore becomes beneficial for the planet and your wallet!

Many industries can now benefit from this. Some of these include:

  • Food industries
  • Storage or transportation services
  • Arena or curling centre owners
  • Hydroponic greenhouses
  • Big-box stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants

Evapco Systems LMP, ULC develops products that exceed industry standards in refrigeration.  Since 1998, the company’s philosophy has been to completely eliminate synthetic refrigerants, thus meeting the requirements of the Montreal Protocol and its subsequent amendments.

Evapco Systems LMP, ULC: efficient and eco-friendly refrigeration systems

We work in the field of clean refrigeration to continually develop new ways to optimize energy, all across North America.

We develop commercial and industrial refrigeration systems that are designed to save you energy (and money).

Proudly made in Quebec and sold throughout North, Central and South America, our systems are fully adapted to your needs. In addition, many of our systems  provide the opportunity to receive subsidies.

We also use our extensive refrigeration expertise to offer you consulting services and technical training. In this way, we help you to adopt the best environmental solutions for your refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation systems.

Our expertise and numerous services allow you to choose the best options to combine efficiency, reliability and savings.

Furthermore, we give you the opportunity to choose a natural refrigerant that helps you fight climate change and, at the same time, help make the planet a safer place for present and future generations.

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