Every year, the industry’s leading trade publication, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, reaches out to cold storage leaders for their views on current trends. Primus co-founder and Executive Vice President Erik Gunderson shared his insights. Below are his thoughts on sustainability.
“Many of our clients have incorporated company-wide initiatives to be more environmentally friendly. This often means incorporating building features that may be more cost intensive at the beginning of the life of the facility, but that will withstand daily abuses and provide for longer life. This helps earn LEED points and achieve certification,” he adds. “Many of our clients have also expressed interest in alternative refrigeration options like NH3, including low charge and fluorocarbon-based systems. There is also constant awareness of building consumables like power, water and maintenance items.”
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