WEST CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Hillphoenix has announced that ALDI stores in Webster and West Carthage, New York, have earned Platinum GreenChill certification — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) highest sustainability award for food retailers — with the help of Hillphoenix CO2 refrigeration systems.
The stores installed Advansor CO2 Booster Systems from Hillphoenix, which utilize CO2 refrigerant with a global warming potential (GWP) rating of just 1. By comparison, an HFC-based refrigeration system can have a GWP rating as high as 3,985. The ALDI stores also installed Hillphoenix closed-door refrigerated cases equipped with energy-conserving technology.
GreenChill is an EPA partnership with food retailers that aims to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the environment. More than 11,000 food retail stores in the U.S. are GreenChill partners, but only 12 have been certified as Platinum stores.
Tom Land, manager of EPA’s GreenChill Partnership, said achieving GreenChill certification is good for the environment and for grocers’ business. “What we’ve seen through our GreenChill program is that consumers want to shop in stores that share their environmental values. By being dedicated to GreenChill standards, these stores demonstrate their interest in maintaining environmentally sustainable operations.”
The Webster and West Carthage ALDI locations are among more than 50 stores that installed Hillphoenix Advansor CO2 Booster systems in 2015. Hillphoenix was a founding member of the GreenChill Partnership and last year received its fifth GreenChill award since the program began in 2007.
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Publication date: 1/6/2016