natural refrigerant

New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

NYC-area utilities eye NatRef incentives R744, May 24, 2017 Two New York City-area utilities that have robust prescriptive energy-efficiency rebate programs for food retailers are starting to consider natural refrigerant systems for energy incentives through their custom programs. “We’re starting to see applications come in for natural refrigerant-based systems with energy savings and demand peak […]

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Efficient Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration During Warm Months

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits DeCicco & Sons, a New York grocery store chain, installed a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system at their store in Larchmont, NY. They recently compared the energy consumption at their Larchmont store to their similarly sized store in Ardsley, NY, that has a comparable refrigeration load, but with an R-404A refrigeration system. They […]

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Natural Refrigerant Solutions are Booming in Japan

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits Natural refrigerant solutions are booming in Japan. The number of transcritical CO2 systems installed in convenience stores and supermarkets has grown to over 2,400 installations – up from 190 in 2014. Japanese companies such as Panasonic, Sanden, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have developed and installed CO2 systems with outdoor condensing […]