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.
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.