What are the two most important qualities customers look for in a refrigeration contractor? The first is responsiveness. As the saying goes, “Ice cream has no patience.” The second most important quality is knowledge in this era of constantly changing refrigerant and energy regulations.
Despite the long-term energy savings and environmental benefits natural refrigerant systems offer, their higher upfront costs remain a primary barrier to retailers’ widespread adoption of these technologies.
Supermarkets across the country recognized for environmental leadership
October 3, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized 13 companies in the supermarket industry for their achievements reducing emissions of refrigerants. EPA said the awardees are preventing refrigerant leaks, transitioning to climate-friendly refrigerants, and using advanced refrigeration technologies.
Company promotes the advantages of investing in sustainable refrigeration systems
September 28, 2016
Hillphoenix announced it has earned the 2015-16 Store Certification Excellence award from EPA’s GreenChill Program. The award recognizes the manufacturer that has installed more advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-certified stores than any other manufacturer in the past year.
Refrigeration Battery helps control energy costs, prevent food spoilage during power outages
September 21, 2016
Owners of grocery stores and other cold storage facilities in parts of Brooklyn and Queens can now receive incentives from Con Edison’s Neighborhood Program for installing Axiom Exergy’s thermal energy storage system.
Plaza Provision Co., a leading food distributor in Puerto Rico, has purchased its fourth thermal energy storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions, and where installed, the TES system has reduced energy consumption by over 30 percent.
Many supermarkets converted their chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigeration systems to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) systems only to see HFCs targeted for a phaseout. Now, they’re hearing about natural refrigerants, distributed refrigeration, and cascade systems.