Weis Markets, a Mid-Atlantic food retailer operating 190 stores, announced it has been honored with three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards. The company was recognized for Most Improved Emissions Rate, Superior Goal Achievement, and Store Re-Certification Excellence.
Recognized for demonstrating innovation in advanced refrigeration technology
October 25, 2016
Whole Foods Market has received the 2015-2016 Best of the Best award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership for using an advanced, more environmentally sustainable refrigeration system at its Dublin, California, store.
Association said it has long supported including HFCs in a global phasedown plan
October 17, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it applauds the agreement reached in Kigali, Rwanda, by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to include HFC refrigerants under the treaty.
AHRI Guideline N previously stipulated that specific paint colors be used for refrigerant containers as an additional means of refrigerant identification. However, with the increasing number of refrigerants approved for use, there was concern over the potential misidentification of similarly colored containers.
One method of head-pressure control during low ambient conditions is to use a mechanical hold-back or flooding valve located at the outlet of the condenser to hold back or flood liquid refrigerant in the condenser. This valve is often referred to as an open on rise of inlet (ORI) valve because it will start to throttle open on a rise in condenser pressure.
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.
ASHRAE, with the consensus of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has designated Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant as an approved standard to refrigerant blends under Standard 34-2013. TdX 20 has been given the designation of R-458A.
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.
Association says decision not to extend effective date dismisses impact on industry and consumers
September 27, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today expressed disappointment at the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decline to extend the proposed effective date of the status change of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers under its SNAP program.