Carnot Refrigeration is now one of a select number of environmentally friendly refrigeration system manufacturers to join the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill partnership. The partnership emphasizes 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.
“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.
“Carnot Refrigeration is thrilled to join EPA’s cutting-edge GreenChill partnership,” said Simon Bérubé, vice-president–strategic development of Carnot. “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 decided to join the partnership after its project received the GreenChill’s 2013 Best of the Best award.
The firm recently worked with GreenChill to certify the first CO2-transcritical supermarket refrigerant system in the United States. The Hannaford supermarket (Delhaize banner) in Turner ME received a Platinum-Level GreenChill Store Certification and GreenChill’s 2013 Best of the Best award, thanks to the installation of Carnot’s refrigeration system. After this, Carnot decided to join GreenChill, becoming the first Canadian manufacturer to be part of the partnership.
Carnot’s goal is to create and develop refrigeration systems throughout the world that are respectful of the environment, in order to make it a global standard for all sectors. The company strives to ensure that every client has the option of using refrigerants that are less harmful for the environment.
If every supermarket reduced its emissions to the current GreenChill average, over the course of a year the supermarket industry could save more than $100 million in refrigerant costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of 4.2 million cars.
For more information, access www.epa.gov/greenchill.