EOS Climate, Carrier and the University of Rochester in New York have teamed up on an innovative chiller modernization project that will bring advanced technology, environmental stewardship and cost savings to the combined medical center and educational campus.
In its first phase, the project will prevent emissions of 56,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, comparable to the annual carbon footprint of 2,800 Americans. Continuing environmental benefits will accrue over the lifespan of the enhanced cooling system.
The genesis of the project was the University of Rochester’s desire to deliver the most advanced, environmentally friendly cooling system to its students, faculty and staff. In consultation with Carrier, the University is moving forward with a system upgrade for one of its primary chillers, which Carrier will oversee, to enhance the performance of the chiller system by installing new, advanced, energy efficient components, controls and non-ozone depleting refrigerant.
Carrier is partnering with EOS Climate, Inc. to ensure responsible end-of-life management of the used refrigerants -- powerful greenhouse gases that will be destroyed in compliance with the Climate Action Reserve standards. Typically, refrigerants, such as CFC-12 from the University’s system, are extracted from older equipment, reclaimed and resold, eventually ending up in the atmosphere.
“EOS is excited to be partnering with Carrier and the University of Rochester as we create innovative solutions to managing refrigerants at end-of-life,” said Matt Jones, CEO of EOS. “This project represents a real win for all of us - for the students, and most of all, for the environment.”
Under the partnership, the University will receive a substantial rebate on the CFC-12 refrigerant extracted from the chiller. The chiller is one of five in a 21,000 ton chilled water plant which services 158 buildings over 600 acres, enrolls approximately 5,600 undergraduates and 4,600 graduate students.
The partnership is part of EOS Climate’s Refrigerant Revolution™, a multi-industry stewardship system revolutionizing refrigerant management at end-of-life. Under this system, organizations have the opportunity to generate economic value from used refrigerants/equipment upgrades, move above and beyond compliance requirements towards complete life-cycle management, reduce liabilities/regulatory risk from continued use of high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant gases, and demonstrate environmental & sustainability leadership.
About EOS Climate
EOS Climate is a San Francisco-based company, dedicated to protecting the environment via collection and destruction of ozone depleting substances (ODS). The company's pioneering work is supporting a new global effort to create market-based incentives to prevent emissions and accelerate transition to more advanced, efficient technologies. EOS Climate offers businesses multiple solutions including: rapid project execution, permanent emissions reductions, and transparent and readily monitored verifiable carbon credits. www.eosclimate.com.
Carrier is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation’s leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery.