Hillphoenix Invited to White House's Industry Leader Roundtable

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Hillphoenix CEO Paul Sindoni is meeting with White House officials in Washington on Sept. 16 to discuss how the commercial refrigeration manufacturer has helped grocers reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Sindoni and other executives will participate in the Council on Environmental Quality's Industry Leader Roundtable to talk about next steps for curbing hydrofluorocarbons, a critical component of the President’s Climate Action Plan.

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“Hillphoenix is committed to developing responsible solutions that provide operational savings for our food retailers and environmental benefits for the communities they serve.” -Hillphoenix President and CEO Paul Sindoni

Hillphoenix is meeting with White House officials in Washington today to discuss voluntary actions the commercial refrigeration manufacturer has taken to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and increase energy efficiency for the supermarket industry.

Company President and CEO Paul Sindoni will join other business leaders for the Industry Leader Roundtable. The meeting is being organized by the Council on Environmental Quality and will be led by John Podesta, Counselor to the President. Roundtable participants will talk about next steps for curbing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a critical component of the President’s Climate Action Plan.

“We appreciate being invited into the discussion about how to curb emissions in ways that are good for business and the environment,” Sindoni said. “Hillphoenix is committed to developing responsible solutions that provide operational savings for our food retailers and environmental benefits for the communities they serve.”

Hillphoenix earned a seat at the Industry Leader Roundtable by being a consistent innovator in reducing HFCs in commercial refrigeration systems. In 1995, the company introduced one of the industry’s first emissions-reducing coolant technologies. Since then, it has been at the forefront of moving sustainable refrigeration technologies to the market and helping supermarkets keep pace with regulatory changes. Hillphoenix’s environmental improvements in alternative refrigerants and energy efficiency have removed more than 2 billion pounds of harmful emissions from the atmosphere since the mid-1990s.

In a recent innovation, Hillphoenix, in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market, unveiled a refrigeration system that eliminates the use of harmful HFCs even in warm climates. In addition, the company’s Close the Case initiative, which puts energy-saving doors on open refrigerated display cases, has helped grocers cut case energy consumption by 70%.

Hillphoenix was a founding partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Partnership, a voluntary program that aims to reduce refrigerant emissions and includes 8,000 partner stores. Earlier this month, the company received its fourth GreenChill award since the partnership began in 2007. It was the only non-grocery recipient of a GreenChill award this year.

About Hillphoenix
Hillphoenix Inc., a Dover Company, is based in Conyers, Georgia. 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 http://www.hillphoenix.com or call 800-283-1109 for more information.

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