Structural Concepts is pleased to announce that all of its selfcontained refrigerated display cases now comply with upcoming CARB regulations, ahead of their January implementation. This accomplishment was driven by a product development team logging more than 4,000 hours in its industry-leading research, development and product testing facility.
The regulations are designed to limit the growing use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The most widely used cooling agent in commercial refrigeration, HFCs are now a known contributor to climate change. Set to take effect in a handful of states on January 1, 2020, new, more stringent regulatory requirements are also in process or under consideration in several other states. Often a barometer for nation-wide acceptance, broader adoption of the CARB regulations is expected.
Replacing refrigerants in its condensing units with approved low-emission refrigerants, SCC’s selfcontained cases now have approximately one quarter the global warming potential (GWP) of their predecessors. The new EPA-compliant cases – which are used in both food service operations and supermarkets – do not add costs or represent any new maintenance challenges for customers.
According to Danielle McMiller, VP of Sales & Marketing, this accomplishment builds on a more than 40year commitment to setting the standard in refrigeration technologies. Our focus is on designing and manufacturing displays that help our customers increase sales and lower costs as consumer demand for healthier and fresher prepared and ready-to-go foods escalates. At the same time, reducing pollution and protecting the planet is important to everyone. We’re proud to be able to bring cases to the market that turn compliance with these new, more stringent regulatory requirements into an advantage for our customers.”
In addition to the new, low-emission display cases, conversion kits are also available to bring current equipment up to new regulatory standards.