ShopRite Earns Progressive Grocer Independent’s Outstanding Independents Award for Its Use of Natural Refrigerants and Energy Efficient Power Systems by Hillphoenix

Hillphoenix congratulates ShopRite in Brodheadsville, Pa. for earning Progressive Grocer Independent’s Outstanding Independents Award for Greatness in Green. The award will be presented at the NGA (National Grocers Association) Show on February 10 in Las Vegas.

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ShopRite Brodheadsville is EPA GreenChill Gold certified for its use of natural refrigerants and energy efficient power systems by Hillphoenix.

“Energy efficiency and maintenance were top considerations. As for the green technologies you’ll find in our store, that’s just the right thing to do,” said Chris Kinsley Sr., vice president and general manager for ShopRite Brodheadsville.

Conyers, GA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

Hillphoenix congratulates ShopRite in Brodheadsville, Pa. for earning Progressive Grocer Independent’s Outstanding Independents Award for Greatness in Green. The award will be presented at the NGA (National Grocers Association) Show on February 10 in Las Vegas. ShopRite Brodheadsville will be profiled in the April issue of Progressive Grocer Independent and on the Independent Grocer Network.

Progressive Grocer Independent’s Outstanding Independents Award program recognizes excellence from among the ranks of innovative and successful independent grocers. The Greatness in Green Award commends retail operations that demonstrate innovative sustainability practices and a willingness to explore new areas of sustainability across operations.

The Brodheadsville ShopRite store, which opened in August 2012, was built to meet EPA GreenChill Gold standards for sustainable refrigeration. GreenChill Gold Award certification requires that a store use only non-ozone-depleting refrigerants. It must also achieve an average HFC refrigerant charge of no more than 1.25 pounds of refrigerant per 1,000 BTU per hour total evaporator cooling load and a storewide annual refrigerant emissions rate of no more than 15 percent.

“Energy efficiency and maintenance were top considerations. As for the green technologies you’ll find in our store, that’s just the right thing to do,” said Chris Kinsley Sr., vice president and general manager for ShopRite Brodheadsville.

The Kinsley family, which owns and operates the ShopRite in Brodheadsville, opened its first grocery store in the 1950s. The Kinsleys tapped Hillphoenix and Pennsylvania-based AMF Refrigerated Products Co. to design a turnkey store development plan that included the use of natural refrigerants, state-of-the-art walk-ins, energy efficient power systems, Coolgenix seafood display cases, and Hillphoenix display and specialty cases.

Hillphoenix offers an array of natural and traditional refrigerant-based systems including glycol, CO2 and traditional hydrofluorocarbons. ShopRite Brodheadsville chose a Hillphoenix Second Nature® MTLT2 system that combines a medium temperature secondary coolant system using glycol and a low temp CO2 secondary system.

With construction of their new store the Kinsleys nearly doubled their square footage and created a virtual blank slate for designing a more energy efficient, sustainable business. They set out to achieve several objectives with the new store: to expand their footprint and merchandising capabilities, to provide a space for community gatherings, and to have more energy efficient, sustainable refrigeration and power systems.

The new ShopRite Brodheadsville includes:

  •     Hillphoenix Clearvoyant™ LEDs: The custom light rod design of Clearvoyant provides consistent and complete light distribution throughout the display fixture, eliminating dark spots and delivering 15 percent more lumens per watt than competitive systems.
  •     Hillphoenix Climate Keeper™: Climate Keeper enhances HVAC efficiency by creating neutral airflow within the store, ensuring that little or no unwanted air enters the store through loading docks and entrances, and it prevents treated air from leaving the store.
  •     Coolgenix™ seafood cases: Coolgenix display cases offer significant advantages in performance, energy savings, and labor savings. By eliminating the use of convection heat transfer, which can have an adverse effect on unpackaged meat and seafood, Coolgenix enhances product integrity and safety.
  •     Hillphoenix Power Systems: ShopRite Brodheadsville will benefit from quantifiable savings in the areas of cost, time and space by choosing an integrated power system configuration. On average Hillphoenix customers realize a 10-15 percent reduction in the cost of the electrical distribution installation, 5-10 percent reduction in the critical path schedule and 20 percent reduction in the space necessary to install the electrical distribution equipment.
  •     Hillphoenix Walk-Ins: Hillphoenix walk-ins feature improved hinges, handles, seamless jam guards and LED lighting. Hilllphoenix proprietary hinges lift the door by ¾”, putting less stress on the door components and creating a gravitational force that prevents doors from being left open. Improved door sweeps prevent damage to exterior floors, and ergonomically enhanced door handles make it easier for associates to get in and out. Seamless jam guards feature hidden fasteners that eliminate friction and potential snags.

About Hillphoenix

Hill PHOENIX, 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 http://www.hillphoenix.com or call 770-285-3264 for more information.


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