North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council Releases New Directory to Support Supermarkets in Transition to Climate-Friendly Refrigeration

MILL VALLEY, Calif.- -The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit, has launched a new directory to connect industry thought leaders who are supporting supermarkets in the transition to climate-friendly refrigerants. The directory showcases NASRC’s 130+ member companies and the services they offer, allowing users to search by product, service type, service territory, and refrigerant among other categories.

“We were founded to bring stakeholders together to take collective action and overcome the barriers to natural refrigerant adoption,” comments Danielle Wright, NASRC executive director. “This directory reflects that principle by streamlining connections with the organizations and companies that have positioned themselves at the forefront of industry progress.”

As the threat of climate change accelerates, the need for sustainable refrigeration is growing. Transitioning to climate-friendly refrigerants is one of the single most effective ways to permanently reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Natural refrigerants – including ammonia, carbon dioxide, and hydrocarbons – are climate-friendly alternatives to traditional hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Unfortunately, they are not yet widely adopted in the U.S. due to a lack of effective and consistent policies to phase down HFCs. Moreover, supermarkets face a unique set of market barriers that prevent adoption of natural refrigerants, such as upfront cost premiums, a shortage of workforce training, and a lack of performance data.

To address the market barriers, NASRC has created a membership network of over 130 industry stakeholders, including 24,000 supermarket locations, that contribute to NASRC solutions driving the data, resources, and support supermarkets need to feasibly adopt climate-friendly natural refrigerants. “Our members are our biggest strength and together have the power to drive solutions forward,” says Wright. “Because of our vast network, we’re uniquely positioned to house a simple platform to facilitate connections between stakeholders and, as a result, accelerate solutions.”

About North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) is a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit working in partnership with the supermarket refrigeration industry to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by traditional refrigerants. The organization works with stakeholders from across the supermarket refrigeration industry, including over 24,000 supermarket locations in the U.S., to eliminate the barriers preventing the adoption of natural refrigerants. For additional information, please visit