Grocer Sprouts joins EPA’s GreenChill program

Sprouts Farmers Market said Tuesday it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership and voluntarily committed to reducing refrigerant emissions, according to a report in Supermarket News.

“Sprouts Farmers Market shares the EPA’s commitment in decreasing refrigerant emissions through innovative HVAC, refrigeration design and leak-tight practices in all existing and future stores” said Jerry Stutler, VP construction and facility engineering for Sprouts. “With this new partnership we are making an effort to be an environmentally conscious neighbor and grocer.”

Throughout the past year, Sprouts has worked with other GreenChill partners such as Hussmann and Hill Phoenix to successfully redesign their refrigeration systems and achieve a 50% reduction in refrigerant charges.

Sprouts operates farmer’s markets in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California.