The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) 2016 Energy & Store Development Conference attracted more than 600 attendees and 105 suppliers and featured educational sessions on refrigeration, energy, and store development along with networking opportunities and a manufacturer/retailer exchange.
Nonprofit continues to expand its influence in retail refrigerant sustainability
December 5, 2016
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), a move the council said further positions itself to drive the change necessary to create a more level playing field for natural refrigerants.
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.