HP operations

Ozone depletion potential of estimated emissions18

HP facilities use ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) in cooling and air conditioning systems. Although these systems are sealed, leaks during operation and maintenance could result in emissions. We continue to replace chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in our systems with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Although HFCs are greenhouse gases, they do not deplete the ozone layer. We are also starting to replace HFC-based cooling systems with HFC-free equivalents when they reach the end of their operational lives. These are not ODSs and have no or very low global warming potential. We do not measure ODS emissions but rather estimate leakage using guidance from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Ozone depletion potential of estimated emissions18 [kg of CFC-11 equivalent]
Americas
2,886 2,776 3,573 3,106 3,732
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
25 32 70 17 38
Asia Pacific and Japan
3,778 1,735 764 1,350 391
Total
6,690 4,543 4,407 4,473 4,161
  1. 18 To estimate these emissions, HP uses EPA Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol Core Module Guidance May 2008, in conjunction with global warming potential values from www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch2s2-10-2.html
  2. 19 To estimate these emissions, HP uses EPA Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol Inventory Protocol Core Module Guidance May 2008, in conjunction with global warming potential values from www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch2s2-10-2.html.