A team of students at Presidio Graduate School (PGS) partnered with Ratio Institute to evaluate incentive models for accelerating the transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in grocery stores in California. The PGS team applied a structured approach to research and model various implementation scenarios in order to assess the optimal approach, considering a range of incentive mechanisms and feasibility based on store size, operating cash flows, and cost of capital. Their findings incorporate social and environmental impact, such as the applicability for grocery stores in non-attainment zones and the value of avoided greenhouse gas emissions. PGS students Melany Funes, Laura Hoffacker, Ellie Sharpe, Benjamin Smith, and Nikki Vandivort presented their findings to industry and government stakeholders during a Ratio Institute organized webinar in May of 2021. A recording of the PGS student presentation follows.
This video was published in partnership with Presidio Graduate School.