When Longo’s Supermarkets set out to build a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified head office and distribution center, they looked to Neelands Refrigeration Ltd. and Hill Phoenix® for an environmentally friendly, cost-effective warehouse refrigeration answer. Longo’s was already using Hill Phoenix’s Second Nature® glycol systems on the retail side of the business. The new warehouse installation would yield advantages including increased useable warehouse space; decreased installation, capital, and maintenance costs; and improved system redundancies.
“We started using glycol three or four years ago in the stores and have become more and more comfortable with glycol as a refrigeration medium,” said Paul Collette, project manager, real estate and construction for Longo’s Supermarkets. “We also like the green aspects, which lower the amount of refrigerant use.”