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New Whole Foods Store Features Advanced Eco-Friendly Refrigeration

August 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A new advanced grocery refrigeration system installed by Whole Foods in California eliminates all direct greenhouse gas emissions. Unveiled in a new store in Santa Clara, the system prevents the release of the 7,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide normally generated by a typical supermarket. The Hydrocarbon/CO2 Cascade System cuts the environmental impact of refrigerants to zero by using propane, a natural refrigerant, to condense carbon dioxide, the eco-friendliest refrigerant available. At the same time, a heat-reclaim technology uses the heat generated by the system to preheat water for the store’s later use.
"Whole Foods Installs Country’s Greenest Refrigeration System", Progressive Grocer, August 08, 2016, © Stagnito Business Information
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