CONYERS, Ga., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) GreenChill Partnership announced in September the recipients of its 2011-2012 Environmental Achievement Awards. Hillphoenix earned the GreenChill Store Certification Excellence Award for Advanced Refrigeration Systems Manufacturers. Hillphoenix was among several supermarkets and technology providers recognized for their achievements in refrigerant management during the past year.
GreenChill is an EPA partnership that works with supermarkets to transition to low-impact refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerant used, and eliminate harmful refrigerant leaks. GreenChill has 54 partner supermarkets with almost 8,000 stores, representing over 20 percent of the supermarket industry.
Hillphoenix designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display cases and specialty products, refrigeration systems, integrated power distribution systems, and walk-in coolers and freezers. Hillphoenix technology was used in 49 GreenChill Certified Stores across the United States, including five GreenChill Platinum stores.
"Hillphoenix is at the cutting edge of advanced refrigeration technology to help supermarkets achieve environmental improvements through the GreenChill store certification program," said Keilly Witman, GreenChill partnership manager. "Hillphoenix works hard with supermarkets to design refrigeration systems to meet very challenging environmental standards."
Hillphoenix Research and Development Director David Hinde was posthumously honored with GreenChill's Distinguished Partner Award. During his 20 years at Hillphoenix, Hinde led several important initiatives that positioned Hillphoenix as a global technology leader. Over his lifetime, Hinde made significant contributions to the supermarket refrigeration industry and the GreenChill Partnership, especially in relation to new technologies.
The EPA estimates that if supermarkets nationwide reduced their emissions to the GreenChill average emissions rate, the industry would eliminate the equivalent of 22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing more than 4.3 million passenger vehicles from the road. This would also help restore the earth's ozone layer, which protects the earth from the sun's damaging ultraviolet radiation, a leading cause of skin cancer.
Hillphoenix Inc., a Dover Company, is based in Conyers, Ga. The company designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display cases and specialty products, refrigeration systems, integrated power distribution systems and walk-in coolers and freezers. Visit www.hillphoenix.com or call 800-283-1109 for more information.
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