The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership has scheduled a webinar entitled “Leak Detection—Costs and Benefits of Different Technologies.” Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. EDT, the session will be presented by Bacharach’s Matt Thiel and others.
Webinar topics are subject to change.
Visit www2.epa.gov/greenchill/events-and-webinars for more information on this webinar and others. To receive webinar invitations or to present an idea for a webinar topic, email JDonahue@stratusconsulting.com.
Through the GreenChill partnership, food retailers profit from a variety of benefits, leading many companies to have a competitive advantage within the industry. Benefits range from environmental and economic to informational and promotional, and are discussed in more detail below.
GreenChill helps the environment by decreasing the impact of commercial refrigeration systems on the ozone layer and climate change. It assists partners in developing and attaining corporate environmental stewardship and sustainability goals. During the first year of membership, GreenChill partners on average reduce their corporate refrigerant emissions by almost 10 percent.
The partnership also encourages emission reductions at individual stores through its store certification program. To achieve GreenChill certification, a store must emit at least 65 percent less refrigerant than the average supermarket.
As a GreenChill partner, a store’s environmental achievements are measured, certified, and reported to the public.
GreenChill provides partners with support and information to strategically reduce emissions and save money. Partners have access to state-of-the-art EPA research, including a theoretical study on advanced refrigeration technologies and EPA/industry field tests on substitute refrigerants and advanced refrigeration technologies. Partners are also provided with tools such as best practice guidelines and information on new technologies and servicing practices.
Through regular meetings, partners have the opportunity to ask questions and share information. Through this and GreenChill’s benchmarking system, partners can evaluate their relative progress toward individual environmental goals.