Güntner U.S. has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) as a gold member. The NASRC is an action-oriented 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to overcoming the barriers preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in supermarket applications.
Natural refrigerants, which include carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and hydrocarbons, offer future-proof solutions to increasing refrigerant regulations at the state, federal, and global levels. In addition to regulatory compliance, natural refrigerants also offer flexibility for the future, environmental sustainability, and in some cases energy efficiency benefits which lead to cost savings.
However, natural refrigerants are not widely adopted throughout the commercial refrigeration industry due to a unique set of barriers, including high upfront costs, slow-moving codes and standards reform, and a lack of available service technicians who are trained in natural refrigerants. NASRC works with Güntner U.S. and their other member organizations to directly address those barriers.
“Our mission at Güntner US is to provide innovative and high-quality heat exchanger products which are tailored to the specific needs of our customers,” said Güntner US President, Miguel Garrido. “We are strong believers in the need for natural refrigerant applications in all retail and industrial markets and are proud to join NASRC.”
Güntner U.S. is part of the international global Güntner group, a component manufacturer of coolers, evaporators, air-cooled condensers, dry coolers, adiabatic coolers/condensers, and evaporative condensers for commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, HVAC, and energy & process cooling applications.
Güntner has been an international leader for natural refrigerant technologies, and is well-known for their heat exchangers, which are designed to operate with natural refrigerants.
“Rapidly changing markets and regulatory updates demands strong cooperation with trustful experts to guarantee the reliability and life cycle of refrigeration equipment using all natural refrigerants,” said John Gallaher, Business Development Manager of Güntner US. “Güntner guarantees long-term partnership with our customers and joining NASRC further supports this effort.”
“We are very excited to welcome Güntner U.S. to our network of industry leaders,” said Danielle Wright, Executive Director of NASRC. “As a global advocate for natural refrigerant technologies, their expertise will be of great value to our work to address the barriers of natural refrigerants.”
In addition to manufacturers and suppliers likeGüntner U.S.,NASRC members include service contractors, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and over half of the supermarket locations in the United States.