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.
Reduced GWP refrigerant is for low- and medium-temperature refrigeration
September 5, 2016
Festival Foods, a Wisconsin-based chain of more than 20 supermarkets, has designed its new Somers, Wisconsin, location with refrigeration equipment from Zero Zone Inc. that is designed to run on Honeywell’s Solstice® N40 (R-448A).
Refrigeration Battery solution intelligently stores and deploys cooling to reduce peak energy demand
August 18, 2016
Axiom Exergy announced it has raised $2.5 million from investors to assist in scaling its thermal energy storage solution in the grocery store and cold storage facility markets. Using its Refrigeration Battery, Axiom said supermarkets and food distribution centers can reduce their peak energy demand by up to 40 percent.
Utility incentives discussed to accelerate adoption of natural refrigerant technologies
August 15, 2016
Utilities representatives and supermarket end-users recently met to develop solutions for incentivizing the use of natural refrigerants in supermarkets and convenience stores. More than 35 participants came together on Aug. 4, at the National Grid corporate offices in Waltham, Massachusetts.
New Orleans to host FMI Energy and Store Development conference
August 1, 2016
FMI’s 2016 Energy & Store Development conference will be held Sept. 11-14 at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel. The conference offers an opportunity to meet with leaders of the food retail industry to discuss new refrigeration technology, energy efficiency and conservation, as well as refrigeration system and store design.
SINGH360 Helps Strack & Van Til and Coborn’s trim energy consumption
June 6, 2016
Two prominent grocery chains in the Upper Midwest are reducing their energy use and cutting energy cost by retro-commissioning their stores. The chains have done so with the help of SINGH360, a service provider that specializes in working with grocery chains.
Mandell brings operational experience with facility services businesses
May 30, 2016
Source Refrigeration & HVAC announced that Andrew Mandell has been named chief operating officer. Source is a leading independent provider of commercial refrigeration and HVAC services in North America, serving supermarket chains, convenience store chains, and telecom companies.
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).