Hillphoenix earns 10th consecutive EPA GreenChill Excellence Award

Date: 23 September 2021
Hillphoenix earns 10th consecutive EPA GreenChill Excellence Award

Hillphoenix, part of Dover Food Retail and Dover, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) GreenChill 2020 - 2021 Store Certification Excellence (non-supermarket) award.

This achievement recognizes the commercial refrigeration systems manufacturer that has installed more advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-certified stores than any other partner in the past year. Inclusive of the 2020 - 2021 cycle, Hillphoenix systems are installed in over 80% of the GreenChill certified stores. This is Hillphoenix's tenth successive GreenChill recognition since the Store Certification Excellence recognition was created in 2011.

"We are honored to be a founding member of the EPA's GreenChill program and greatly appreciate the recognition of Hillphoenix's continuous efforts to advance sustainable technologies in partnership with customers on best practices," said Scott Martin, Director, Research, Industry Relations and Development at Hillphoenix. "We have a long-standing history of developing sustainable technologies and refrigeration solutions and are committed to continuing to invest in the future." 

"We congratulate Hillphoenix for their ongoing achievements as part of the GreenChill Store Certification Program," said Kirsten Cappel, GreenChill Program Manager. "By being the commercial systems manufacturer with the most systems installed in certified stores in the past year, Hillphoenix is being recognized for Store Certification Excellence for the tenth consecutive year. Their ongoing support of the supermarket industry to reduce harmful refrigeration emissions and transition to advanced refrigeration technologies is exemplary and is beneficial for both the environment and business landscape."

Hillphoenix has a long history and consistent record of advancing sustainable refrigeration:

  • In the mid-1990s, the company introduced Second Nature systems, one of the first cooling technologies to reduce global warming emissions.
  • In the early 2000s, Hillphoenix installed its first Second Nature low-temperature CO2 secondary system and CO2 Cascade systems, respectively.
  • In 2012, the first North American CO2 Transcritical Booster System was installed, furthering Hillphoenix's capabilities to provide both low- and medium-temperature refrigeration to display cases and walk-ins without relying on any HFC refrigerants.
  • Thousands of Second Nature systems have been shipped by Hillphoenix, utilizing low global warming potential and natural refrigerant solutions.

About the GreenChill Partnership:

EPA's GreenChill Program is a voluntary partnership with food retailers, refrigeration system manufacturers, and chemical manufacturers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. GreenChill provides supermarkets and other industry stakeholders with information and assistance to transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerant they use, eliminate refrigerant leaks, implement environmental best practices, and adopt green refrigeration technologies. There are nearly 13,000 GreenChill Partner stores throughout the nation. For more information on EPA's GreenChill Program, please visit www.epa.gov/greenchill.

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