|Talking refrigeration are, from left, Victoria Smaniotto, business development analyst of Carnot Refrigeration; Tom Land, EPA’s GreenChill manager, and Simon Bérubé, vice president strategic development of Carnot.|
A Canadian refrigeration company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership.
Carnot Refrigeration, which is based in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, is now one of a number of refrigeration system manufacturers to join the partnership which emphasizes the adoption of greener refrigeration practices such as using environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reducing refrigerant equipment charge sizes, limiting leaks in refrigeration equipment, and installing advanced refrigeration technologies.
Carnot’s range of system offerings include those using ammonia and CO2, both extremely low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
In a statement, the EPA and Carnot said the entry into the partnership demonstrates that Carnot is committed to a healthier environment.
“This is the beginning of a partnership that is going to help us reduce harmful refrigerant emissions, protect the ozone layer, cut costs for supermarkets and consumers, and protect our health and the environment,” said Tom Land, EPA’s GreenChill manager.
Said Simon Bérubé, vice president, strategic development for Carnot, “We are thrilled to join EPA’s cutting-edge GreenChill Partnership. CO2 refrigeration is the future. We hope that this partnership will help supermarkets understand that there are huge opportunities to be an early adopter of these new technologies, either for new or existing stores.”
Carnot worked with GreenChill to certify the first CO2-transcritical supermarket refrigerant system in the U.S. The Hannaford supermarket (U.S. Delhaize banner) located in Turner, Maine, received a platinum-level GreenChill store certification and GreenChill’s 2013 Best of the Best award.