The GreenChill Partnership presented awards to 13 supermarket chains and one contracting organization during the Food Marketing Institute's Energy & Store Development Conference, Sept. 23-27 in Atlanta, Ga.
Best Emissions Rate, in recognition of those GreenChill partners with the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate of all the partners:
- Harris Teeter retail chain
- City Market Onion River Co-op, in the small/independent category.
SUPERMARKET facility teams: There are still seats open for our 2018 Refrigeration Roundtable contractor/store panel discussions.
Travel and lodging arranged and covered for one representative in your chain involved in refrigerants, system selection and sustainability.
A closed meeting for idea-sharing and troubleshooting.
Contact: [email protected] / 216-931-9732.
Most Improved Emissions Rate, recognizing the partner with the most improved emissions rate for commercial systems from the previous year; and, the partner with the most improved emissions rate since their baseline year:
- Harris Teeter, for year-to-year improvement
- Hanover Co-p Food Stores, for most improved rate since their baseline year
Distinguished Partner, Awarded to the individual or organization demonstrating extraordinary leadership and initiative in achieving GreenChill's mission in the past year:
- Whole Foods Market
Superior Goal Achievement, recognizing each partner that achieves its annual GreenChill refrigerant emissions reduction goal:
- Coburn's, Inc.
- Food Lion
- Harris Teeter
Exceptional Goal Achievement, Presented to each partner that achieves its "stretch" refrigerant emissions reduction goal. GreenChill says this goal is more difficult to achieve than the goal recognized by Superior Goal Achievement:
Best of the Best, presented to the best GreenChill certified store of all stores certified during the past year:
- Lidl US, Kinston, NC
Store Certification Excellence, Supermarket, for the supermarket companies that achieves the most GreenChill store certifications in the past year:
- Publix Super Markets
- Sprouts Farmers Market
Store Certification Excellence (non-supermarket), presented in recognition of commercial systems manufacturer with the most systems installed in GreenChill certified stores in the past year
Store Re-certification Excellence, Supermarket, given to each supermarket that renewed its GreenChill Store Certification for five consecutive years:
- Hannford, Turner, ME
- Sprouts Farmers Market, Fresno, Calif.
- Stater Bros. Markets, Redlands, Calif.
- Weis Markets, Hillsborough, N.J.
- Whole Foods Market, Brooklyn, N.Y.