MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Honeywell and 7‑Eleven Inc. announced the adoption of Honeywell Solstice® N40 (R-448A) refrigerant as 7‑Eleven’s standard for remote condensers supporting its refrigeration cases installed across the U.S. and Canada.
7‑Eleven also selected Honeywell’s lower global warming potential (GWP) alternative for retail refrigeration in Japan last year. Solstice N40 is a widely accepted, low-GWP, nonflammable replacement for R-404A.
7‑Eleven Inc. set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals in 2016 to reduce its environmental footprint. The company’s CSR mission has three focus areas – planet, products, and people. Using 2015 as a baseline, 7‑Eleven committed to continuing to reduce its carbon footprint and increase community engagement in the U.S. and Canada by concentrating on energy, packaging and philanthropy.
“In the past few years, we’ve implemented several innovative measures, such as LED lighting, energy management systems, wind energy in select stores, and high-efficiency HVAC units to reduce our CO2 emissions,” said Ann Scott, 7‑Eleven’s director of energy, engineering, and store planning. “The use of Solstice N40 is an environmentally preferable alternative for 7‑Eleven. Joining forces with Honeywell, which also embraces a mindset and goal to serve as environmental stewards, was a natural fit.”
7‑Eleven, which aims to reduce its energy footprint in stores by 20% by 2027, has already invested in several energy and sustainability programs to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and resource consumption. In the past few years, the company has implemented several innovative measures, like LED lighting, energy management systems, and high-efficiency HVAC units, to reduce its CO2 emissions.
“7‑Eleven has responsibly elected to adopt Solstice N40 to help lower their carbon footprint, save energy, and meet regulatory requirements without undertaking massive changes to their systems,” said Sanjeev Rastogi, vice president, Honeywell Fluorine Products.
Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, Solstice N40 offers GWP that is approximately 60% lower than legacy HFC refrigerants like R-404A. In addition, Solstice N40 also consumes less energy. In the U.S. and European supermarket trials, in comparison to R-404A, Solstice N40 demonstrated an average of 5% lower energy consumption in low-temperature applications and between 5-15% lower energy consumption in medium-temperature applications.
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