Fresh & Easy store
goes platinum, earns
award from GreenChill
Mar 20, 2012 10:08 AM
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has received the Platinum-Level Store Certification Award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership for green refrigeration technology at its new store in Folsom CA. This is only the second store in California—and one of just four grocery stores in the nation—to achieve these standards.
A typical US supermarket uses about 3,500 pounds of refrigerant. The Folsom Fresh & Easy store uses 70 pounds, a 98% reduction that earned it GreenChill’s highest award.
Fresh & Easy’s Folsom store features Hill PHOENIX Second Nature medium-temperature fixtures and walk-ins running on glycol and low-temperature fixtures and walk-ins running on carbon dioxide (CO2). Glycol and CO2 are environmentally friendly, natural alternatives to harmful HFC refrigerants.
GreenChill’s Store Certification Program focuses on greener refrigeration. The program’s chief goal is to reduce refrigerant emissions from supermarkets that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to global warming. A pound of leaked refrigerant can cause more global warming than 2,000 to 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.
Fresh & Easy joined GreenChill in 2009. The company received EPA’s Annual Environmental Achievement Award in 2011 for having the most GreenChill store certifications in the nation.
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