EPA Honors Giant Eagle and Harris Teeter

Washington, D.C The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated Giant Eagle Inc. and Harris Teeter Inc. as the first winners of the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership Environmental Achievement Award. The retailers were honored for emitting the least amount of ozone-depleting refrigerant among a group of food retailers and others that pledged to cut their emissions below the industry standard.

Giant Eagle and Harris Teeter were part of a charter group of 10 that joined the EPA’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership , which was launched in November 2007. The group, which now counts some 30 members, has achieved emissions rates that are almost 50% below the EPA’s estimated standard.

"EPA congratulates Giant Eagle and Harris Teeter for leading the field with exemplary emissions prevention and maintenance systems," Robert J. Meyers, EPA's principal deputy assistant administrator for Air and Radiation said in a statement.

According to the EPA, the GreenChill partners are responsible for reducin