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Going From Green to Lean?

Looking at Shifting Priorities for Supermarkets
By Peter Powell
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Over the last couple of months, I’ve referenced comments from Terry Parker, president of Merchandising by Design, who spoke on the topic “The Art and Science Behind Compelling Fresh Food Formats” at last fall’s Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Design Conference.


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Feb. 12, 2014: Coca-Cola Installs 1 Millionth HFC-Free Cooler Globally

Company Working Toward 2015 Goal to Use Natural Refrigerants for All New Cold-Drink Equipment
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The Coca-Cola Co. announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant. Together with its bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system has established a goal that all new cold-drink equipment will be HFC-free by 2015.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
By Peter Powell
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As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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The Professor: ‘Wye’ or ‘Star’ Configurations

A Look at Electrical Service Transformers
By John Tomczyk
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John Tomczyk discusses the Wye or Star configuration of the three-phase electrical service, which usually delivers four wires to the building.


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More Refrigerants, More Ways to Use Them

Supermarket Sector Still Trying to Track Trends
By Peter Powell
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For new installations, so-called natural refrigerants are Topic No. 1 as the sector wants to get an edge on any possible phase down in production of HFCs.


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Jan. 27, 2014: Refrigerated Display Case Market to Reach $16.3 Billion by 2019

Growth Is Driven by Increased Demand for Replacement Units and New Equipment from the Retail Sector
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According to a new market report “Refrigerated Display Cases (Plug-in and Remote) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,” published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for refrigerated display cases is forecast to reach $16.3 billion by 2019.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
By Peter Powell
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In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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EPA Tightens Energy Star Standards

New Specifications Take Effect Oct. 1
By Peter Powell
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published what it described as “The Final Draft Version 3.0” which deals with product specifications for Energy Star-qualified commercial refrigerators and freezers. The standards will take effect Oct. 1, 2014.


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HVACR Motor and Ice Machine Product Innovation

Reflecting Constant Change in Refrigeration
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New technologies are constantly arriving in the refrigeration sector. From time to time, we’ll take a look at some of those advancements. This article will focus on developments in motors and ice machines.


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Report Updates the ‘Natural’ Refrigerants Fiscal Situation in Europe

The Focal Point Is on HFCs
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As consensus builds for a European agreement on regulating emissions of f-gases, Shecco has launched its newest publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC Taxes & Fiscal Incentives for Natural Refrigerants in Europe.” 


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