Advanced Integrated Technology Offers Walk-In Refrigeration Owners Energy Saving Alternative to Standard Equipment Replacements
ST. LOUIS, September 13, 2011 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced the availability of an energy efficiency rebate for its new Copeland Scroll® Outdoor Condensing Unit technology from Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH).
Through Medford Wellington Service Co., Inc., a New England based HVAC/R contractor specializing in facility energy efficiency, customers in PSNH’s service territory may qualify for incentives equaling up to 50% of the total cost of a Copeland Scroll Outdoor Condensing Unit retrofit. Medford Wellington is an approved Small Commercial and Industrial refrigeration program vendor for PSNH.
“With increasing electricity rates in New England, we understand our customers are looking for the latest, most efficient equipment to reduce their energy bills, and the new XJ Copeland Scroll units are a perfect fit for many of their applications,” states Jay Annarelli, General Manager for Medford Wellington. “Our past experience working with Emerson on facility management and refrigeration technologies gave us confidence to pursue this rebate,” says Annarelli.
Medford Wellington requested assistance from Emerson on a field trial, measuring the performance of the new condensing unit for nearly a year to evaluate the energy savings when compared to traditional equipment. They enlisted Bertucci’s® Italian Restaurants to conduct the field study at a nearby location. “First we measured the energy being consumed by the walk-in cooler for a period of time, then we replaced the condenser with the new unit from Emerson,” according to Michael DePaolo, Technical Solutions Manager for Medford. “We were expecting to see savings results in the 15 – 20% range, but the actual energy savings were significantly higher,” says DePaolo.
By working with Medford Wellington and Emerson to analyze operational and financial data for their enterprise, Bertucci’s management recognized significant opportunities for cost savings in energy efficiency, system maintenance, and product protection. “We looked across all our restaurants and much of the original equipment is simply older technology which is no longer performing to today’s standards,” says Kevin Bakas, Sr. Director of Construction at Bertucci’s. “The Copeland Scroll outdoor units we’ve put in so far have saved on energy costs and are operating virtually maintenance-free. It’s a far superior product from what we’ve used in the past,” Bakas said.
Emerson’s new XJ Series outdoor unit integrates the latest Copeland Scroll refrigeration compressors, which provide the highest seasonal energy efficiencies, into the system design. When combined with standard features including a variable speed fan motor, large condenser coil, and proprietary algorithms to optimize performance for local ambient temperatures, the unit consumes the least amount of energy for walk-in cooler and freezer applications. Additional built-in electronics provide diagnostics for faster, more accurate service, along with compressor protection benefits to lower total lifecycle costs.
The Small Commercial and Industrial rebate program offered by PSNH provides many restaurants, foodservice operators, and small cold storage facilities a significant incentive to specify the XJ units. “Our typical customer replaces a few units each year as they fail or require repeat service calls, but this program allows them to be more proactive in making energy saving investments,” says Annarelli. “The energy and maintenance savings by themselves make great business sense, but when combined with this rebate, we can deliver customers a payback much faster than on standard equipment replacement projects,” according to DePaolo.
Medford Wellington and Bertucci’s are working toward a planned phase-in of the XJ. “With the support of Emerson’s products and resources, and the backing of PSNH and other local utilities, our customers have everything to gain from taking advantage of these programs,” says Annarelli.
For additional information on the XJ Series units visit www.emersonclimate.com/copelandoutdoorunit.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
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