Download: Frequently asked questions about the F-Gas Regulation

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The European F-Gas Regulation (EU) No. 514/2014, which has been in effect since January 1, 2015, governs the industrial use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and aims to reduce emissions of F-gases by 70 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. The new regulation establishes a raft of restrictions and bans for designers, manufacturers, importers and operators of commercial and industrial air-conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump equipment that uses refrigerants. These restrictions and bans will be phased in and have to be followed in the years to come. The following pages will give you an overview of the most important provisions of the new regulation.

Please note that the guide is only available in German.

Questions answered in the factsheet

  • What does the new regulation contain?
  • Affected refrigerants: What gases are covered by the F-Gas Regulation?
  • What are the most important provisions of the new EU regulation?
  • What is the most important change?
  • What deadlines were and will be relevant in the future?
  • How is the phase-down of new refrigerants regulated? (in kg CO₂ equivalents)

Factsheet: “The F-Gas Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 at a glance"

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