The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501c3 nonprofit collaborating with the supermarket industry to advance the adoption of natural refrigerants, has launched, for a limited time, a free online library of audio/slide presentations showcasing natural refrigerant technology for both new and existing supermarket facilities.
The library includes presentations from: AHT, Baltimore Aircoil, Bitzer US, Carel USA, Danfoss, Dorin, Emerson, Guntner, Hillphoenix, Hussmann, Kysor Warren, Parker Sporlan, Rivacold, Systems LMP, True Manufacturing and Zero Zone.
The presentations, focused on options for existing stores, were previously part of NASRC’s Aggregated Incentives Program, designed to help retailers access funding from a variety of sources for natural refrigerant projects.
NASRC has also released a resource library, which includes “a collection of tools and educational resources to help the supermarket industry, policymakers, environmental stakeholders, and interested individuals learn about and contribute to the advancement of natural refrigerants in supermarket and food retail applications.” The resource library comprises a natural refrigerants overview and information on incentives and energy; contractors and technicians; return on investment; codes and standards; best practices; and policy.
“We heard from our retailer members that there was a lack of information on viable natural refrigerant technology options,” said Danielle Wright, NASRC’s executive director, in a statement. “Retailers need to fully understand the benefits and trade-offs of each technology option in order to make sound decisions and effectively navigate increasing refrigerant regulations.”
Wright added that the information “is also critical for policymakers and utilities to make informed decisions that will shape energy and refrigerant regulations.”
Retailers need to fully understand the benefits and trade-offs of each technology option in order to make sound decisions and effectively navigate increasing refrigerant regulations.Danielle Wright, NASRC