Nation's Largest ShopRite in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania earns EPA GreenChill Gold Award for Green Refrigeration

Grand Opening on August 5, 2012

BRODHEADSVILLE, PA., Aug. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The nation's largest ShopRite store will open on August 5 in Brodheadsville, Pa. The new store is located at 107 Kinsley Drive, Brodheadsville, Pa.

The Brodheadsville ShopRite store was built to meet EPA GreenChill Gold standards for sustainable refrigeration. GreenChill Gold Award certification requires that a store use only non-ozone-depleting refrigerants. It must also achieve an average HFC refrigerant charge of no more than 1.25 pounds of refrigerant per 1,000 BTU per hour total evaporator cooling load and a storewide annual refrigerant emissions rate of no more than 15 percent.

"Energy efficiency and maintenance were top considerations. As for the green technologies you'll find in our store, that's just the right thing to do," said Chris Kinsley Sr., vice president and general manager for ShopRite Brodheadsville.

The Kinsley family, which owns and operates the ShopRite in Brodheadsville, opened its first grocery store in the 1950s. The Kinsleys tapped Hill PHOENIX and Pennsylvania-based AMF Refrigerated Products Co. to design a turnkey store development plan that included the use of natural refrigerants, state-of-the-art walk-ins, energy efficient power systems, Coolgenix seafood display cases, and Hill PHOENIX display and specialty cases.

Hill PHOENIX offers an array of natural and traditional refrigerant-based systems including glycol, CO2 and traditional hydrofluorocarbons. ShopRite Brodheadsville chose a Hill PHOENIX Second Nature® MTLT2 system that combines a medium temperature secondary coolant system using glycol and a low temp CO2 secondary system.

With construction of their new store the Kinsleys nearly doubled their square footage and created a virtual blank slate for designing a more energy efficient, sustainable business. They set out to achieve several objectives with the new store: to expand their footprint and merchandising capabilities, to provide a space for community gatherings, and to have more energy efficient, sustainable refrigeration and power systems.

The new ShopRite Brodheadsville includes:

  • Hill PHOENIX Clearvoyant™ LEDs: The custom light rod design of Clearvoyant provides consistent and complete light distribution throughout the display fixture, eliminating dark spots and delivering 15 percent more lumens per watt than competitive systems.
  • Hill PHOENIX Climate Keeper™: Climate Keeper enhances HVAC efficiency by creating neutral airflow within the store, ensuring that little or no unwanted air enters the store through loading docks and entrances, and it prevents treated air from leaving the store.
  • Coolgenix™ seafood cases: Coolgenix display cases offer significant advantages in performance, energy savings, and labor savings. By eliminating the use of convection heat transfer, which can have an adverse effect on unpackaged meat and seafood, Coolgenix enhances product integrity and safety.
  • Hill PHOENIX Power Systems: ShopRite Brodheadsville will benefit from quantifiable savings in the areas of cost, time and space by choosing an integrated power system configuration. On average Hill PHOENIX customers realize a 10-15 percent reduction in the cost of the electrical distribution installation, 5-10 percent reduction in the critical path schedule and 20 percent reduction in the space necessary to install the electrical distribution equipment.
  • Hill PHOENIX Walk-Ins: Hill PHOENIX walk-ins feature improved hinges, handles, seamless jam guards and LED lighting. Hill PHOENIX proprietary hinges lift the door by ¾", putting less stress on the door components and creating a gravitational force that prevents doors from being left open. Improved door sweeps prevent damage to exterior floors, and ergonomically enhanced door handles make it easier for associates to get in and out. Seamless jam guards feature hidden fasteners that eliminate friction and potential snags.

    Rounding out their vision for a new store, the Kinsley family designed a 125-seat loft area, as well as a meeting space for community non-profit organizations – many of which Kinsley family members personally support. A stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the space, which overlooks the showroom floor and includes free wireless Internet access, two televisions and a sofa.

    "The Kinsley family is very community-oriented," said Faith McFarland, AMF Refrigerated Products, Co. "This store is the culmination of many years of community service and entrepreneurial success. They have built something really special, and I think their customers will really appreciate shopping here."

    About Hill PHOENIX

    Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, is based in Conyers, Ga. The company designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display cases and specialty products, refrigeration systems, integrated power distribution systems and walk-in coolers and freezers. Visit or call 800-283-1109 for more information.

    About ShopRite

    ShopRite is a retailer-owned cooperative that is part of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp. The Brodheadsville store will be operated by Kinsley's Market of Tannersville, Inc.
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