Lennox, Hudson Technologies partnering on Aftermarket strategy for Reclaimed Refrigerants

Aug. 1, 2022
Lennox International makes Hudson Technologies its exclusive supplier of certified reclaimed refrigerant for the aftermarket support of Lennox’s residential HVAC systems. The partnership aligns both companies' environmental goals

One of the nation’s biggest climate-control system manufacturers is bolstering its sustainability profile by teaming up with a longtime provider of reclaimed refrigerant.

Lennox International has agreed to make Hudson Technologies its exclusive supplier of certified reclaimed refrigerant for the aftermarket support of Lennox’s residential heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The partnership aligns both companies in their efforts to meet environmental standards for reclaimed refrigerant usage.

HVAC cooling fluids are known for their adverse impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Those environmental standards have tightened and improved through recent years, and companies like Hudson contend that reusing refrigerants provides a net positive impact because it replaces the needs for an amount of new coolant--which are seen by many as more harmful than carbon dioxide emissions--to be manufactured.

“We are pleased to partner with Lennox through this strategic alliance, which illustrates our joint commitment to increasing the recovery, reclamation and reuse of refrigerants, as well as fostering activities which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create economic incentives for return of used refrigerants and support the circular economy,” Brian F. Coleman, President and CEO of Hudson Technologies, said in a statement.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established reclamation standards for refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons used to air conditioning systems to absorb and remove heat from spaces and releases it elsewhere (usually outside).

“Driving innovation excellence in our products, services, and operations is at the core of our business strategy and embedded into our processes,” added Eric Zito, Director, Sustainability and Product Lifecycle of Lennox International Inc. “This partnership with Hudson will assist us in supporting the aftermarket refrigerant needs of our customers through the use of reclaimed refrigerant, a practice that aligns with our unwavering commitment to reducing environmental impact.”

Lennox International is one of the biggest HVAC equipment manufacturers in the world. The company reported record fourth quarter revenue of $965 million, and full year 2021 revenue of more than $4 billion.

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