Joining a roundtable discussion that included top energy officials from the Administration, Ed Purvis, Emerson executive vice president and head of the Climate Technologies unit, described the company’s longstanding role in helping the global heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Its efforts include transitioning away from refrigerants detrimental to the ozone and raising air conditioning and refrigeration equipment energy efficiency.

In 2015, Emerson will expand its line of products using carbon dioxide. This new carbon dioxide line will include compressors, flow controls, discrete electronic devices and system electronic controls. Emerson will launch a full line of compressors and controls approved with refrigerants that are 50 percent lower in GWP compared to today’s options for refrigeration applications.

 Emerson is investing nearly two-thirds of its global R&D resources on developing low-GWP and energy-efficient products, solutions and services and will continue increasing its investment in 2015 with the opening of its new global innovation center in Dayton, Ohio.