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supermarket refrigeration

EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

Costco

Costco Settlement to Cut GHG Refrigerant Emissions

Costco will cut its greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions at more than half its stores, costing the company about $2 million over the next three years, as part of a settlement with the federal government. In addition to improving refrigerant management at 274 of its stores nationwide, Costco will also pay … Read more »

Whole Foods

Grocery Stores Adopt Green Globes Certification

Whole Foods, Aldi’s and Publix are among the grocery stores across the US adopting Green Globes for green building certification, according to the Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the program. The properties also include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Price Chopper, Harris Teeter and Wegmans stores across the … Read more »

Brookshire joins EPA GreenChill Partnership

Brookshire Grocery Co. has joined the EPA’s GreenChill partnership, an initiative that works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions. By joining GreenChill, Brookshire pledges to go beyond regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change. Other food retailers that are currently members of GreenChill include Acme, Albertsons, Whole Foods, … Read more »

Giant Eagle, Albertsons, Whole Foods Among 2012 GreenChill Awards Winners

Pittsburgh’s Giant Eagle and Albertsons in Carpinteria, Calif., among other supermarkets, have won EPA awards for using more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The 2012 GreenChill Environmental Achievement Awards are part of the EPA partnership program that works with about 8,000 stores, representing more than 20 percent of the supermarket industry. According … Read more »