Camas, Washington—R3 Retail Development, an efficiency-oriented consulting firm, has joined the NASRC as a silver member. R3 Retail Development’s services include energy management, design, construction project management, building commissioning, and equipment supply. In 2018, they were named a Top 10 Energy Management Solutions Provider in the U.S. by Energy CIO Insights Magazine.
The NASRC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization who works with over 100 commercial refrigeration stakeholders to overcome the unique barriers preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in commercial food retail applications.
R3 Retail Development has designed refrigeration and controls systems for the supermarket and light industrial industries for many years, and embraces new technologies that benefit long term sustainability for businesses and the health of the planet.
“The transition of the industry back to natural refrigerants is a major step forward in the supermarket and cold storage industries to help reduce harmful effects on our environment. With HCFC and HFC refrigerants being phased out and becoming cost prohibitive, we work closely with our customers and vendors to evaluate natural refrigerant options to meet current corporate financial and sustainability objectives and mitigate future risk associated with refrigerant choice.”
-Rick Ferguson, Chief Engineer and Co-Owner of R3 Retail Development
Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and hydrocarbons, offer many benefits to commercial food retailers, including flexibility for the future, regulatory compliance, and in some cases energy efficiency gains.
Despite their benefits, the supermarket industry has been slow to adopt natural refrigerants due to unique hurdles to adoption, including high upfront cost, out of date codes and standards, and a lack of trained service technicians.
NASRC works directly with their members to tackle these barriers head-on through actionable solutions. In addition to R3 Retail Development, NASRC members include service contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and over half of the supermarket locations in the United States.
“It’s great to have R3 Retail Development join us in our work to overcome the barriers preventing the adoption of natural refrigerants by supermarkets. Their unique expertise touches on all facets of the industry and will no-doubt be a great value-add to our work.”
-Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC
More information about R3 Retail Development is available at https://r3retaildevelopment.com/.