DALLAS — A Whole Foods Market store here has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership to receive the first Silver-Level Store Certification recognizing efficient refrigeration practices.
To qualify, the store demonstrated that it uses only refrigerants with zero ozone-depleting potential; allows a storewide annual refrigerant emissions rate of 15% or less; and achieves an average HFC refrigerant charge equal to or less than 1.75 pounds of refrigerant per 1,000 BTUs per hour of total evaporator cooling load.
The store also reduced its refrigerant charge by 50% vs. the industry average, according to Keilly Witman, a GreenChill spokeswoman. The store used a distributed refrigeration system from Hussmann, added Witman.
A Cub store in St. Paul, Minn., received a Gold-Level Store Certification last October.
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