Securing Energy Incentives Isn’t a DIY Endeavor for Supermarkets

by Leigha Joyal Energy Analyst, Hillphoenix Food retail is among the most electricity intensive commercial enterprises, and store owners want to reduce their consumption and their bills. Utilities want to see that happen, too. Containing consumption is more cost…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, AMS Group

For most utilities, natural refrigerants are a tough sell

By Keilly Witman KW Refrigerant Management Strategy LLC The fundamental difficulty with the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is that, for most utilities in the country, greenhouse gas emissions in and of themselves are irrelevant. Most of the…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, Second Nature & CO2

Make Utility Rebates Part of Your Energy Improvement Efforts

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group, Hillphoenix In the commercial building space, grocery stores rank #1 for energy intensity, using more energy per square foot than even health care facilities. As consumer demand for more fresh…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, AMS Group

Hillphoenix earns fifth EPA GreenChill Award

Hillphoenix congratulates all the 2015 GreenChill Environmental Achievement Award recipients who, along with Hillphoenix, were recognized by EPA Greenchill at the GreenChill Partnership’s annual Achievement Awards on September 29. Hillphoenix, a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, received a…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, Second Nature & CO2

“Cool Math” Video: Add up the energy savings with CO2

Energy is a huge expense for supermarkets. A 50,000 square-foot store spends more than $200,000 annually on electricity. And here’s the cold, hard truth: Nearly half of that is spent on refrigeration. In most cases, a C02 booster system…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, Second Nature & CO2