Dec 15, 2016
New Seasons Market, Mercer Island, Wash., has received EPA Platinum Certification for its 37,000 sq foot new store. New Seasons has 20 locations in Washington, Oregon and California and partners with farmers, ranchers and producers to deliver the best of the region and pairs local, organic favorites with grocery classics to offer customers choice, value and flexibility.
A major reason for the certification is the Hussmann Purity transcritical carbon dioxide system.
This is the first EPA GreenChill Platinum Certification for New Seasons Market, and it recognizes their efforts in reducing refrigerant emissions by at least 95% which is comparable to removing the emissions of 103 passenger vehicles from the road. “New Seasons’ commitment to achieve GreenChill’s certification standards for its new store proves that the company is serious about its role in protecting the ozone layer and preventing climate change,” said Tom Land, manager of EPA’s GreenChill Partnership. “It is important that companies understand that helping the environment has become the business model of the future.”