KEASBY, N.J. — ShopRite, the banner for the Wakefern Food Corp. wholesale cooperative here, announced that its Selden, N.Y., store has been awarded the GreenChill Silver Certification by the Environmental Protection Agency.
This award recognizes food retailers who have implemented sustainable cooling systems that reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. The ShopRite of Selden is one of 52 national recipients of the Silver Certification and the first on Long Island to receive this distinction.
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The ShopRite of Selden, which opened in early October, uses custom-built, computerized distributed refrigeration systems that monitor temperatures in the store, and in refrigerated cases throughout the store. This technology takes advantage of off-peak schedules, which cuts costs and conserves energy.
“We are honored to be selected with other environmentally conscious retailers to accept this prestigious award,” said Charles Gallagher, owner of the ShopRite of Selden, in a statement. “ShopRite has a deep-rooted investment in environmentally friendly practices and we are grateful to be recognized as an EPA partner. We will continue to look for more ways to improve our environmental efforts in the future.”
The ShopRite of Selden has many other green features, including energy-efficient store lighting in the form of LED lamps and T-8 bulbs, frozen and dairy display cases equipped with energy-efficient doors, as well as insulated glass in all windows to aid energy efficiency.
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