Oct. 4, 2017 – Hillphoenix, a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, has earned the 2016-17 Store Certification Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Program. This award recognizes the manufacturer of commercial systems that has installed more advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-certified stores than any other partnering manufacturer in the past year. Hillphoenix systems were installed in 77% of the GreenChill certified stores over the past year. This is Hillphoenix’s seventh GreenChill Achievement Award since the program launched in 2007.
“We appreciate the distinction that the EPA’s GreenChill program has bestowed on us as an organization,” said Scott Martin, director of business development and industry relations. “Hillphoenix continues to be committed to advancing sustainable technologies and collaborate with customers on the best practices.” Martin accepted the award for the company at the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference in Orlando, Florida.
“Hillphoenix deserves recognition for developing such a variety of innovative refrigeration systems that are responding to supermarket’s desire to be environmentally and economically sustainable,” said Tom Land, manager of EPA’s GreenChill program.
Hillphoenix has a consistent record of advancing sustainable refrigeration:
- In the mid-1990s, the company introduced one of the first cooling technologies to reduce global-warming emissions.
- Many systems shipped by Hillphoenix use Second Nature natural refrigerants.
- Hillphoenix’s improvements in alternative refrigerants and energy efficiency have helped remove over 2.5 billion pounds of harmful emissions in the last two decades.