Wednesday, September 21, 2022

EPA's GreenChill Smart Supermarket Refrigeration Partnership Celebrates 15 Years; Recognizes 4 Supermarket Companies Serving PA

On September 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s issued a report celebrating the
GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership’s 15th Anniversary that highlights Partner achievements in supermarket refrigerant management. 

EPA also presented the annual GreenChill awards for achievements made during the 2021 program year

This year GreenChill honored 13 supermarket industry organizations and one advanced refrigeration system manufacturer for exceptional achievements in effectively managing refrigerants and reducing emissions of ozone-depleting substances and high global warming potential gases such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to reduce the impacts of commercial refrigeration systems on the environment.

The supermarket companies serving Pennsylvania recognized by EPA include--

-- Weis Markets - Most Improved Emissions Rate. Store Recertification Excellence

-- The GIANT Company - Superior Goal Achievement

-- Giant Eagle - Superior Goal Achievement/Exceptional Goal Achievement

-- ALDI - Store Recertification Excellence

Since its founding in 2007, GreenChill has grown from 10 Partners representing about 4,500 stores to 33 food retail partners representing over one-third of all U.S. supermarkets, or over 13,000 stores.  

On average, GreenChill food retailers maintain emissions rates that are approximately half the industry average. 

Over the past 15 years, Partners have avoided emissions of over 500 metric tons of ozone-depleting substances and roughly 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. This is roughly equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from consuming over 11 billion gallons of gasoline.

Click Here for the complete releaseClick Here to learn more about the awardees.

To learn more about this program, visit EPA’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership webpage.

[Posted: September 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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