The company’s requirements included a natural refrigerant, quick installation and energy efficiency.
The Canadian supermarket, which uses transcritical CO2 refrigeration and an absorption chiller, has cut its reliance on the grid by 70%.
Dufferin Arena in Stratford, Ontario, cuts natural gas bill by two-thirds, electricity costs in half, on way to net-zero.
As a direct system, the transcritical equipment cuts operating costs, says Cimco.
Neelands has installed racks for Metro, Costco and Longo’s, as well as several independents.
The Alto Cumulus, called the first industrial CO2 condensing unit, can also be a heat pump or a chiller.
New sites include large Hannaford warehouse and US Cold Storage facility.
But the walk-in evaporator maker sees lack of CO2 interest in the U.S.
Canadian province offers up to $4,000 to home installers of units, including Sanden’s CO2 models; commercial incentives also available.