Emerson Climate Technologies unveils 2015 environmental initiatives
By HPAC MagazineGreen Technology HPAC General HVAC Systems Refrigeration
Emerson Climate Technologies recently announced its 2015 environmental stewardship initiatives at a White House meeting of industry and government leaders in Washington, DC. The company will expand its line of products using carbon dioxide, a natural refrigerant. This line will include compressors, flow controls, discrete electronic devices and system electronic controls.
Emerson will also launch a full line of compressors and controls approved with refrigerants that are 50 per cent lower in global warming potentials (GWP) compared to today’s options for refrigeration applications. The company also plans to roll out new Copeland Scroll compressors for supermarkets and convenience stores, which will be 15 per cent more efficient than existing
ones and compatible with low-GWP refrigerants.
“The scope of our new initiatives and investments in multiple channels, products and market verticals demonstrates Emerson’s leadership in environmental stewardship, efficiency and innovation,” said Ed Purvis, Emerson’s executive vice president and head of the Climate Technologies unit.
In addition, Emerson will invest nearly two-thirds of its global R&D resources on developing low-GWP and energy-efficient products, solutions and services. It will also continue increasing its investment in 2015 with the opening of a global innovation centre in Dayton, OH, which will focus on ways to solve energy and environmental challenges affecting everything from
homes to data centres.