ST. LOUIS, January 18, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies announced today that Clive Samuels and Associates performed the mechanical, electrical and refrigeration system designs for the LEED certified Wild Oats pilot supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. The United States Green Building Council awarded the Boulder store the silver LEED certification level under its new Retail Pilot rating system. This store is the first supermarket and second overall store to receive such a certification.
“The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity,” said Tom Hicks, vice president, U.S. Green Building Council. “A green building is a high-performance building which is more environmentally responsible, healthier and more profitable.”
With Clive Samuels and Associates’ highly innovative design, this Boulder store will ultimately achieve an estimated 25 percent reduction in energy usage. The store’s design makes full use of the ambient weather conditions in Boulder with an energy efficient lighting system that applies daylight harvesting. It also touts a cutting edge refrigeration system which was developed to minimize the environmental impact of both high energy usage and traditional refrigeration systems with large refrigerant charges. By minimizing refrigerant charges, as well as using alternative technology and careful attention to design, Clive Samuels and Associates reduced the amount of refrigerant used by 76 percent.
“Our entire organization is committed to providing products and services that enhance energy efficiency and sustainability for the retail market,” said Clive Samuels, executive vice president, Clive Samuels and Associates. “We are truly excited to have contributed a design that helped Wild Oats achieve this highly-honored certification.”
Clive Samuels and Associates provides engineering services for retail, commercial and industrial customers. Its services range from conceptual design and energy analysis to detailed HVAC, electrical, plumbing and refrigeration system design. For more information on Clive Samuels and Associates, please visit www.csa-eng.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies™, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division
Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division is the leading provider of comprehensive facility management systems & services for the retail industry. Retail Solutions is made up of Computer Process Controls, Oaksmere Refrigeration Design and Consultancy Ltd, Clive Samuels and Associates and Retail Solutions’ Design Services. Emerson has been at the forefront of developing new technologies and trends in refrigeration and HVAC systems, lighting controls, third party interoperability, field services, remote monitoring services, and building engineering for decades. Retail Solutions is a part of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com.