Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Orlando
Orlando, Florida | March 11-14, 2024

Refrigerant Landscape, the AIM Act, and the Role of Refrigerant Reclamation

Wednesday • March 13, 2024
9:45 AM -
 10:45 AM
Grand Caribbean 8-10

The regulatory and environmental landscape for the HVAC industry continues to evolve. With the AIM Act sector-based regulation and refrigerant management rules issued this year and a multitude of state-based refrigerant regulations, business as usual no longer applies. Which refrigerant can be used for what application is becoming an ever more complex conversation. Contractors are faced with supporting both existing installed equipment and new installations, with a refrigerant supply base constrained by the AIM Act allocation system.

Kate Houghton of Hudson Technologies will elaborate on the refrigerant reclamation market, the mandated uses of reclaimed refrigerants in various industry sectors, and the future of reclaimed refrigerant in the move toward a low-GWP refrigerant environment. Contractors will also learn how to contribute to their business profitability by considering recovered refrigerants as an asset, not a liability.

Kate Houghton
Kate Houghton
Hudson Technologies

Kate Houghton has been Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hudson Technologies since May 2019 after joining the company in November 2014 as the Director of Marketing. She has over 25 years of marketing experience within industrial manufacturing companies. Her previous roles include 16 years with Kidde-Fenwal/United Technologies, including Director of Marketing Global Suppression. Other prior positions include Vice President of Marketing at C&M Corporation and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Safety Hi-Tech USA.

Kate holds an MBA from Boston University as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Monash University in Australia.