May 7th WHPA In-Person Meet & Greet - Sacramento with Featured Speaker Glenn Gallagher - CARB

05/07/2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT


In-Person - Public


Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
United States of America


CARB Presentation: Update on HFC regulations for stationary airconditioning and refrigeration in California 

Evaluation Form:

Are you looking to network with WHPA members and others in the HVACR industry? Are you wanting to learn about new HFC (hydro-fluorocarbon) regulations for chillers and refrigeration and the proposed HFC regulations for stationary air-conditioning and refrigeration? Are you wanting access to a CARB (California Air Resources Board) Refrigerant Management Program Air Pollution Specialist? If so, this In-Person only WHPA Meet & Greet event in support of WHPA’s HVACR Community Outreach and Public Policy goals is for you.

Attendees can expect to ...

  • Network with a broad spectrum of HVACR industry contacts, from the "boots on the ground" to the regulators (including CPUC, CEC, CSLB & CARB).
  • Learn about new and proposed HFC (hydro-fluorocarbon) regulations affecting air-conditioning and refrigeration.
  • Ask direct questions of featured speaker, Glenn Gallagher, Refrigerant Management Program Air Pollution Specialist, with the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
  • Enjoy a free lunch.
  • Meet WHPA Staff and Board Directors they typically only hear on phone calls.


  • 10:00am – 10:30am Check-In and Networking
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm CARB Presentation and Q&A
  • 12:00pm – 1:50pm Continued Q&A (as needed), Lunch and Networking
  • 1:50pm – 2:00pm Closing Comments

Thanks to the generous venue sponsorship of CSLB (Contractors State License Board) and catering sponsorship of UA - Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16 there is no cost for this public event, but advanced registration is required for planning purposes.

Featured Speaker: CARB (California Air Resources Board) – Glen Gallagher
Glenn Gallagher is an Air Pollution Specialist at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where he works in the Refrigerant Management Program and develops measures to reduce emissions of fluorinated gases. Glenn first began working on ozone-depleting substance management projects more than 25 years ago. Glenn also provides technical assistance on HFC reduction measures to the U.S. Climate Alliance representing 22 states.

General Event Engagement Protocol

  • Adhere to the WHPA Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policies.
  • Identify yourself prior to speaking, clarifying the organization on whose behalf you are speaking, or if you are making a personal comment.

Post Meeting Informal Networking Recommendation
As we have historically found that many of our event attendees wish to continue the conversation after the event has ended, WHPA recommends convening in the lounge of the Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova, where WHPA has also secured a small courtesy block of rooms:

Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova
10744 Gold Center Dr
Rancho Cordova, California, 95670

WHPA HVACR Community Engagement (CE) Goal/Strategies

CE GOAL: Strengthen community relationships among member organizations and other stakeholders to increase knowledge, effectiveness and capacity for collective HVACR action.

  • STRATEGY 1: Create a forum for open and engaged dialog across diverse stakeholder groups, which serve to cultivate deeper partnership and collaborations, and drives a collective leadership approach for the HVACR industry.
  • STRATEGY 2: Solicit and summarize opinions on issues relevant to energy efficiency programs, as a means of improving the effectiveness of these programs.
  • STRATEGY 3: Seek out, document, and deploy information regarding best practices for: HVACR systems, HVACR business practices, engineering design, workforce education & training, certifications and accreditation, code and standards, environmental quality, sustainability issues and product manufacturing and distribution, such that this knowledge is shared within all facets of the market to support energy efficiency goals.
  • STRATEGY 4: Generate dialogue and closer working relationships among market actors who also promote HVACR efficiency by being bidirectional and transparent, both influencing and being influenced by other stakeholder groups.
  • STRATEGY 5: Increase the capacity of WHPA to influence regulators and others engaged in market assessment, evaluation, measurement, and verification about the potential for and actual EE and DR savings results.

WHPA Public Policy (PP) Goal/Strategies

PP GOAL: Increase the capacity of WHPA to educate on and impact Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR) policy changes with key regulatory bodies.

  • STRATEGY 1: Provide an environment that enables all participating stakeholders to receive benefits from engagement.
  • STRATEGY 2: Provide stakeholder insight, perspective, and feedback on relevant guidelines, regulations, and legislation.
  • STRATEGY 3: Support the creation and/or updates of California statewide HVAC energy efficiency strategy development.

We look forward to receiving your registration prior to the in-person event and to your joining us for this networking and educational opportunity on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm PDT.

Questions? Contact WHPA Staff by email: or by phone: 951-244-6400.

REMINDER: This meeting is open to the public as part of WHPA’s community outreach and regulatory education activities. WHPA membership is required for participation in WHPA Committees, research projects, and to provide your stakeholder perspective as part of WHPA’s overall direct voice to regulators, legislators and industry players.

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