The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership announced the recipients of the program’s 2012 Environmental Achievement Awards recently.Several supermarket partners were recognized for their achievements in refrigerant management in the past year. The refrigerants used by supermarkets, if not managed properly, contribute to climate change and harm the ozone layer which protects people from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.
Albertsons Carpinteria, Calif., store was recognized with GreenChill’s prestigious Best of the Best Award, given to the best new GreenChill-certified store each year. The Carpenteria store recently achieved Platinum-Level store certification, the highest certification level that can be obtained for advanced refrigeration technology that prevents harmful refrigerant emissions. It is the first store in the nation to use a new generation of low global warming refrigerants.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market was also honored with GreenChill’s Store Certification Excellence Award for certifying more stores than any other grocer in the nation under the GreenChill Store Certification program.
Whole Foods Market won GreenChill’s Superior Goal Achievement Award for exceeding their company’s annual target to reduce refrigerant emissions from their stores.
Posted by Lauren Grelle