EPA GreenChill

Through the GreenChill Partnership, the supermarket industry and other stakeholders work to reduce the negative environmental impacts of commercial refrigeration systems.

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Why is it important to reduce emissions of refrigerants?

  • Ozone-depleting refrigerants are also potent greenhouse gases (GHGs), which contribute to climate change when released into the atmosphere.
  • Many supermarket refrigeration systems contain refrigerants that deplete the ozone layer.
  • Many older refrigeration systems are also energy inefficient, resulting in increased costs, as well as increased energy demand (further increasing GHG emissions).

Other benefits related to joining the GreenChill Partnership include:

  • Potential industry-wide savings of over $12 million annually from reduced refrigerant costs.
  • Access to the latest information on ozone-friendly advanced refrigerants, as well as improved technology and servicing practices that help reduce refrigerant leak rates and emissions.
  • Access to tools to assist with attaining corporate environmental stewardship and sustainability goals.