Articles Tagged with ''supermarket refrigeration''
For Some, Refrigeration Is Just Another Blip on the Map
November 18, 2013
The photograph with this column was taken from the balcony of a supermarket in the Baltimore area during a tour of several stores at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development Conference. Notice the massive amount of floor space and products on display.
HVAC Contractors Essential in Supermarkets’ Freshness
November 4, 2013
To me, cleanliness is extremely important, especially as to what the meat preparation area looks like after it is closed for the evening. I would hope all customers put high priority on store cleanliness and store owners do the same.
Balancing Environmental Responsibilities, Energy Savings, System Resiliency
October 21, 2013
Over the course of recent years, the HVACR industry has been focused and made strong progress on developing and advancing refrigeration equipment and systems responsible-use practices.
Symposium Notes Increased Regulatory Pressure, Increasing Energy Costs Are Leading to Change
October 14, 2013
Danfoss hosted its 20th EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, “The Climate and Energy Nexus in Commercial Refrigeration.” Participants included commercial refrigeration OEMs, supermarket chains, contractors, and more who addressed important issues on the refrigeration and refrigerants agenda.
New Technologies Guide Shift from F-Gases
September 9, 2013
On the horizon are the so-called natural refrigerants. Measurements in real-world applications are continually pouring in, offering more evidence of the potential impact — or lack thereof — that these so-called natural refrigerants possess.
New Technology Could Make Refrigeration ‘Sexy’
September 9, 2013
In supermarket refrigeration, much of the refrigerant talk is on the so-called ‘naturals.’ And among the naturals, one of the most talked about is R-744 (CO2).
Settlement Involves Largest Number of Facilities Ever Under Clean Air Act Regulations
September 6, 2013
The EPA and Department of Justice have announced a settlement agreement with Safeway in which the grocery store chain has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its refrigerant emissions from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide.
Brookshire Grocery Co. has 153 Stores
August 19, 2013
Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC), which operates 153 stores in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill partnership.
Refrigeration Gets Its Props
June 24, 2013
At last. Some props to refrigeration in supermarkets. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I saw the kudos recently at midday on a weekday (when many, including myself, should have been working), on a cable TV show (“Modern Marvels”) on the History Channel.
Global Acceptance of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants is on the Rise
June 3, 2013
The attention being paid to so-called natural refrigerants is showing a shift toward hydrocarbon refrigerants, even as CO2 gains a stronger foothold and ammonia maintains a high profile. But, whether or not there will be a dominant natural choice remains unclear even in Europe, much less North America.