Open Public Comment Period: Methodology for the Conversion of Foam Blowing Agents from High-GWP to Low-GWP Materials
The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, has in the approval process a new methodology entitled Emission Reduction Measurement and Monitoring Methodology for the Conversion of Foam Blowing Agents from High-GWP Materials to Low-GWP Materials. The methodology was developed by Dentons US LLP.
It is common for the foam manufacturing industry to use blowing agents that contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) which have high global warming potentials. Today, alternatives to these HFC-based blowing agents are available but are not commonly used. The Methodology provides a performance standard-based quantification framework for the creation of carbon offset credits from the resulting reduction in GHGs from the use of alternatives to HFC-based foam blowing agents and is intended to be used as an incentive for the industry to make the transition to low emissions alternatives.
Please send comments to ACR@Winrock.org by March 20, 2015.