Hillphoenix, a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) GreenChill 2022-2023 Store Certification Excellence recognition.
This achievement recognizes Hillphoenix as the most advanced refrigeration systems manufacturer in GreenChill-Certified Stores in the past year. Inclusive of the 2022-2023 cycle, Hillphoenix systems are now installed in over 80 per cent of GreenChill-Certified Stores.
Hillphoenix is a founding member of the EPA's GreenChill program which 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.
This is the 12th consecutive GreenChill Store Certification Excellence recognition for Hillphoenix.
Director of the EPA's Stratospheric Protection Division, Cindy Newberg, said Hillphoenix continues to set an example for other systems manufacturing partners.
Hillphoenix has a long history and consistent record of advancing sustainable refrigeration:
- In the mid-1990s, the company introduced 2Cool systems, one of the first cooling technologies designed to reduce global warming emissions.
- In the early 2000s, Hillphoenix rebranded one of its growing portfolios to Second Nature® and installed its first Second Nature low-temperature CO2 secondary system and CO2 Cascade system.
- In 2012, Hillphoenix installed the first North American CO2 Transcritical Booster System, furthering the Company's capabilities in providing both low- and medium-temperature refrigeration to display cases and walk-ins without relying on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
- Hillphoenix has shipped thousands of Second Nature systems using low global warming potential and natural refrigerant solutions.
There are 13,515 GreenChill Partner stores throughout the US.