PHOENIX — Sprouts Farmers Market here has received two more silver store certification awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for building stores with refrigeration systems that will have sharply reduced their impact on the earth's ozone layer and climate system, compared to typical grocery stores.
New Sprouts stores in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Centennial, Colo., have earned silver-level certification from the EPA's GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership. The partnership enlists supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions that damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
Other Sprouts stores with GreenChill certificates are in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Calif., and Round Rock, Texas.
"Sprouts Farmers Market is committed to continuing our efforts in green refrigeration technology focusing on the reduction of emissions of harmful HFC's and the reduction of our carbon footprint," said Jerry Stutler, vice president of construction and facility engineering for Sprouts Farmers Market, in a statement.
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