WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Raley’s here has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, voluntarily committing to reducing refrigerant emissions. EPA’s GreenChill Partnership works with food retailers to promote green technologies, strategies and practices that protect the stratospheric ozone layer, reduce greenhouse gases and save money.
Under the agreement with the EPA, Raley’s has committed to require all new and remodeled stores to be free of ozone-depleting substances; establish an emissions inventory and meet annual emissions reduction targets; and develop a refrigeration management plan that lists technologies, strategies and practices used to achieve emissions reductions goals.
“For a number of years, Raley’s has shared the EPA’s commitment to decreasing refrigerant emissions through efficient HVAC systems and proprietary store design,” said Ed Estberg, Raley’s senior director of facilities, in a statement. “This new partnership demonstrates our commitment to being an environmentally conscious retailer and supports our mission to be good stewards of the earth.”
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