Carnot Refrigeration is now one of a select number of environmentally friendly refrigeration system manufacturers to join the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership. The Partnership 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 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,” says Tom Land, EPA’s GreenChill Manager.
“Carnot Refrigeration is 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,” said Simon Bérubé, Vice President Strategic development of Carnot Refrigeration.
Carnot recently 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, thanks to the installation of Carnot’s refrigeration system. Following this, Carnot decided to join the GreenChill Partnership, becoming the first Canadian manufacturer to be part of EPA’s GreenChill Partnership.
Carnot’s and GreenChill’s goals
Carnot Refrigeration is the leader in CO2 eco-efficient technologies. It is Carnot’s goal 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. Carnot 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 Partnership average, over the course of a year the supermarket industry could save more than $100 million (U.S.) in refrigerant costs and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of 4.2 million cars.