SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Price Chopper Supermarkets here is making its new Albany superstore a showplace for energy-efficient systems. The 82,000-square-foot store, which opened last month, uses gas-powered air-conditioning systems to reduce energy costs and a streamlined case wiring and piping system to minimize coolant charge and leakage rates. "We're trying to minimize our refrigerant charge and our operating costs" storewide, said Benny Smith, director of engineering. He noted that the new ...

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