Zero Zone would like to congratulate the Whole Foods Market in Dublin, California for receiving the 2016 Platinum Certification through the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership. This award is given to one or more GreenChill-certified stores that show exemplary advancement in reducing emissions of environmentally harmful refrigerants. The refrigeration system they used was a Zero Zone ColdLoop™ Cascade Ammonia/CO2 with an Adiabatic Air-Cooled High Side Condenser. In addition to the Platinum Certification, Whole Foods Dublin tied with the Piggly Wiggly store in Columbus, GA for “the best GreenChill certified store of all stores certified in the past year” in 2016. Way to go Whole Foods Dublin! Zero Zone is extremely proud to have supplied the system that helped you achieve this highly regarded award.
2017 will be here before we know it, and with it, changing regulations for the retail food refrigeration industry that could potentially affect you.
The new regulations relate to which refrigerants are being phased out and which ones qualify to meet the new EPA guidelines.
All food retailers should click on the link below to see what the pending regulations are and what your new responsibilities entail. If you follow the four steps that are described, you will have a better understanding of what is changing and what you need to do to prepare.
2017 EPA Retail Food Refrigeration Regulations
The well-known Edge™ Distributed Refrigeration System line has a new family member! Introducing the Edge™ XT System – meant for outdoor applications that can be installed on a roof or on a concrete pad behind the store. It features a weather-tight control panel and a sturdy galvanized exterior.
Click here to see the Press Release regarding the introduction of the Edge™ XT Distributed Refrigeration System.
We’ve all heard about the contaminated drinking water supply in Flint, Michigan. Fortunately, most of us have never had to personally deal with a problem that severe.
One of our employees recently saw an opportunity to help the people of Flint in a small, but meaningful, way.
On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, Zero Zone had a planned display case delivery to a dollar store in Flint, Michigan. Nancy Sadler of Zero Zone was coordinating the shipment and thought, “Why not send a shipment of bottled water along with our display cases? There’s room in the truck.” So, Nancy contacted a local bottled water company, Century Springs, and Mukwonago-based transportation company, Kezman Transportation. With only a short window of opportunity, they all stepped up to assist with this endeavor. When all was said and done, 80 cases of donated bottled spring water were sent to the Catholic Charities–Center for Hope, which will handle the distribution to those in need in the Flint community.
This act of kindness could not have been accomplished without the help of Century Springs, Kezman Transportation, the Red Cross in Flint, Catholic Charities–Center for Hope, and of course our employees here at Zero Zone. A big THANK YOU to all! We sincerely hope this has helped the Flint community and are proud to have an employee like Nancy who has taken that extra step to find a creative way to help others.
Get some time-saving tips with the new Crystal™ Merchandiser installation videos. One features a cooler-to-cooler installation and the other guides you through the freezer-to-cooler installation process.