New Initiative Launched to Tackle Growing Challenge of Delivering Cooling Solutions for All

Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2017 by

, As global temperatures reach record highs and heat waves become the norm across the globe, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), a global initiative led by former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to achieve universal energy access, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy, has launched a new campaign to identify the challenges and opportunities of providing access to […]

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Grocery Stores Slash Emissions with Honeywell’s Low Global Warming Refrigerant

Posted on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 by

Festival Foods, one of the largest independent grocery store chains in the US Midwest, is the first supermarket chain to build a new store with refrigeration equipment designed to run Honeywell’s reduced-global-warming refrigerant, Solstice N40 (R-448A). This will lower the store’s emissions as well as […]

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Refrigerants With Low Global Warming Potential

Posted on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 by

With the ratification of the Montreal protocol in 1987, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants, such as R11, R12, R22, and R123, have been or will soon be phased out due to their high ozone depleting potential (ODP). Subsequently, the HVAC&R industry turned to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants as substitutes. Due to their zero ODP, HFC […]

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Chile launches demonstration of alternative refrigeration technology

Posted on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 by

A supermarket in Chile has become the first in the country to adopt new refrigeration technology in an effort to both showcase alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and a national commitment to more climate-friendly refrigeration technologies. HFCs were introduced as a replacement to ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) but have a global warming potential that can be […]

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If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle

Posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by

There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is? Build more wind farms Eat less meat worldwide Improve air-conditioners Switch to mass transit Illustrations by Jessia Ma / The New York Times You’re right! Curbing 87 percent of the climate […]

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Refrigeration that won’t heat up the planet

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by

A group of greenhouse gases you’ve probably never heard of contributes much more than its share to climate change. Known as F-gases, these chemicals are used to cool drinks, food, cars, supermarkets and office buildings. But they are also “super-greenhouse gases” that heat up the globe and cause climate change. Greenpeace campaigns to phase out […]

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How AB InBev Beat its Eco-Cooler Goal Two Years Early

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by

Anheuser-Busch InBev beat its 2017 eco-cooler goal two years early, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report. The achievement moved AB InBev from its 2012 baseline of 6 percent of its cooler purchases meeting these requirements to about 84.2 percent […]

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Climate-friendly freezers

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by

We are continuing our efforts to roll out energy-efficient cabinets that use climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants. Why are climate friendly freezers important? Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are greenhouse gases (GHG) that are traditionally used in freezer cabinets and other cold storage facilities. Although freezers are designed to keep refrigerants sealed inside, if released they can have […]

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Tips For Working With Eco-Friendly Refrigerants

Posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017 by

Since worries about the depletion of the ozone layer began in the 1980s, refrigerants with high ozone depletion potential (ODP) – chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) – have been gradually phased out. These refrigerants were largely replaced with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). However, as global warming became an increasing concern, HFCs were also found to have a negative environmental […]

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7 ways to keep food cool without a refrigerator

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by

1. MittiCool Refrigerator uses clay and evaporation The MittiCool was originally designed by potter Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai Prajapati for use by people in rural areas. This homey refrigerator is made completely of clay and requires no energy, keeping food cool using evaporation. There’s a shelf large enough for milk, which will keep for three days in […]

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