FridgeWize Q Blade Named Top Product of the Year by ​Environmental Leader



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FridgeWize Q Blade Named Top Product of the Year by Environmental Leader

World’s Most Energy­Efficient Commercial Refrigeration Fan Blade Continues to Impress

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2015 – FridgeWize, a leading provider of energy-­efficient commercial heating and cooling solutions, today announced that their revolutionary Q Blade has received a 2015 Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.

We had more entries than ever this year, and competition was tough. The winners showed innovation and the ability to help transform the fields of energy and sustainability management,” says Paul Nastu, publisher of Environmental Leader. “Entries that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that should be carefully considered by companies seeking to improve operations and boost the bottom line.

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits. The FridgeWize Q Blade, a carbon fiber evaporator motor fan blade engineered to significantly reduce energy consumption, was considered by the Environmental Leader Product & Project judges panel as an exemplary product worthy of receiving this year’s top honor.

A dramatic improvement from aluminum and plastic blades commonly used in refrigeration systems, the FridgeWize Q Blades are superior to any aluminum blades on the market, and will de­stress any EC Motor, resulting in lower amp draw and reduced compressor duty cycles. The new recognition as Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year is a fitting honor as the FridgeWize Q Blade continues to sets new industry standards in energy-­efficiency worldwide.

The savings for the investment required to do a fan blade retrofit is phenomenal. I will be taking this data to my company and trial these blades myself in hopes of getting similar savings.” said the EL Product & Project Awards judges.

The judges also commented “Really nice work, using new(er) technology (e.g. composites) to replace traditional materials in a commodity application… resulting in impressive energy savings that are widely scalable…great work!

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Paul Leavoy of LNS Research and also including judges from AECOM Technology Corp., Anheuser Busch InBev, Bayer MaterialScience, ConAgra Foods, ConEd Solutions, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, Owens Corning, RegScan, Salazar Packaging, Trupoint Advisors, the University of California Berkeley, Verdantix, Williams Creek Consulting and YES Bank.
 

About FridgeWize:
FridgeWize is the leading provider of energy­-efficient commercial heating and cooling solutions. The company distributes and installs innovative retrofit technologies designed to reduce customers’ utility bills and their carbon footprint. Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Colo., FridgeWize operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and Puerto Rico. For more information, follow @FridgeWizeHQ on Twitter or visit www.fridgewize.com.

About Environmental Leader:
Since 2006, Environmental Leader's website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business­-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information visit www.environmentalleader.com or www.energymanagertoday.com.

About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards:
In its second year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five­point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third­party judges came from the following companies: AECOM Technology Corp., Anheuser Busch InBev, Bayer MaterialScience, ConAgra Foods, ConEd Solutions, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, LNS Research, Owens Corning, RegScan, Salazar Packaging, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Verdantix, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

For a complete list of winners, click here.


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