ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Recapping significant progress made this year, the head of Emerson Climate Technologies recently told industry leaders and the Obama administration that the business introduced a new line of efficient, environmentally friendly compressors and unveiled a new energy management system for small business. The unit of Emerson presented its update at the second annual environmental stewardship initiative session in Washington, D.C.
The discussion included top energy officials from the Obama Administration and continued a strong partnership between the White House and climate industry leaders working together to transform the industry. Bob Sharp, Emerson executive vice president and head of Emerson Climate Technologies, described the growing success of the company’s ground-breaking environmental initiatives first unveiled at last year’s White House industry roundtable.
In 2015, Emerson unveiled a full line of compressors and controls with refrigerants that are more than 50 percent lower in GWP compared to the products they were created to replace. The company also introduced the new Copeland Scroll compressors for supermarkets and convenience stores. These compressors, which are compatible with low-GWP refrigerants, are 15 percent more efficient than their predecessors.
Emerson increased production and training for products that use carbon dioxide, a natural and energy-efficient refrigerant. The new carbon dioxide line—the most complete in the industry—includes compressors, flow controls, discrete electronic devices and system electronic controls that enhance energy efficiencies in refrigeration systems.
The company also developed and released ecoSYS Site Supervisor, a system that combines energy management with the ability to monitor various systems to ensure top performance and efficiency for small retail facilities. The system allows operators to take advantage of energy savings and provides alerts when potential issues such as refrigerant leaks arise.
Emerson Climate Technologies invests nearly two-thirds of its global R&D resources on developing low-GWP and high-efficiency products, solutions and services and will continue that investment with the 2016 opening of its new Helix Innovation Center, in Dayton, Ohio. The $35-million center at the University of Dayton campus will focus on solving the energy and environmental challenges affecting homes, commercial buildings, supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores and data centers.
For more information on Emerson Climate Technologies, visit www.EmersonClimate.com.