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Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Industrial Refrigeration Pros, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our environment and society. Our commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles guides our business practices, ensuring that we contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Sustainable Refrigeration Solutions

Green Refrigerants: Ammonia and CO2

One of the core ways we fulfill our ESG commitment is through the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants. Our refrigeration systems utilize green gases such as ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2). These refrigerants are far safer for the environment than traditional options like Freon (chlorofluorocarbons), as they have zero ozone depletion potential and significantly lower global warming potential. By choosing these eco-friendly refrigerants, we help reduce the carbon footprint of our clients while safeguarding the planet for future generations.

For more technical details about the use of ammonia and CO2 in refrigeration, please visit IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) for additional resources.

Co2 - Carbon Dioxide

Unlocking the Potential of CO2

Why Use CO2 Today

CO2, designated as an A1 refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1 and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), possesses exceptional thermophysical properties ideal for refrigeration systems. As a non-proprietary natural refrigerant, CO2 is readily available from local gas suppliers at competitive prices, facilitating its widespread adoption. Moreover, its usage carries no long-term pollution liability, as any leaks can naturally dissipate over time, and remaining charges can be efficiently utilized or reused. With no looming phase-down or phase-out obligations, CO2 emerges as a future-proof solution for refrigeration needs. Additionally, the utilization of CO2 heat recovery in industrial plants offers substantial benefits, including significant energy savings, reductions in carbon footprint, and alignment with net-zero commitments

CO2 System Applications

There is a diverse range of CO2 system applications across various industries, which include

  • Warehouse/Distribution centers
  • Supermarkets
  • Ice Rinks
  • Food Processing & Pharmaceutical cooling
  • Data centers, HVAC
  • Heat Pumps (district heating, other)
  • Cannabis plants & extraction systems
A Collage Of Co2 Applications

CO2 Challenges & Solutions


  • Higher initial equipment cost than with HFCs
  • Designs are more complex than with HFCs
  • Higher pressure components, piping and valves required
  • Energy efficiency penalties when operating TC for long periods
  • Hot/humid climate sones result in increased TC runtime
  • Availability of trained technicians with knowledge of the technology


  • Government grants for new projects with natural refrigerants & energy efficient systems
  • Carbon credits for plant remodels or new plants with natural refrigerants along with HFC reclamation and more
  • CO2 technology continuously evolving (parallel compression, ejectors, pressure reducers, availability of parts in North America, etc.)
  • Adiabatic cooling (reduces TC hours significantly)
  • Training programs, online of in-person, start-up assistance, after-sale monitoring services

CO2 Refrigeration

Crucial Insights 

  • Regulatory cost and burden are significantly reduced
  • Reduced energy cost by using intelligent and efficient heat recovery
  • Reduced cooling water usage when combined with adiabatic gas cooler
  • No water treatment
  • No sewer cost
  • Significant reduction in maintenance cost
  • Semi-hermetic compressors do not require shaft seal replacement
  • Direct drive ECM fans do not require belt maintenance
  • Increase revenue generating square footage by eliminating engine room
  • Less risk to stored product in event of a refrigerant leak
  • Environmentally friendly, future-proof, natural refrigerant that costs $1/lb. on average
Industrial Workers With Reflectorized Vest And Hardhats

Diversity and Inclusion

Our People, Our Strength

At Industrial Refrigeration Pros, we understand that diversity and inclusion are essential for our continued success and innovation. We embrace diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. We believe that a diverse workforce brings different perspectives, experiences, and talents to the table, fostering creativity and better solutions.

Our commitment to diversity is not only reflected in our hiring practices but also in our company culture. We actively promote an inclusive environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their best. By cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, we strengthen our ability to address complex challenges, drive innovation, and better serve our customers.

Bilingual Employee Communication

Recognizing the importance of effective communication, we ensure that much of our employee communication is bilingual. This practice allows us to reach and engage with a diverse workforce, making information more accessible and inclusive.

A Culture of Safety

Prioritizing Employee Well-being

Safety is at the heart of our operations. We are committed to maintaining a culture of safety that protects our employees, clients, and the communities we serve. Our safety measures include:

  • Training and Education: We provide ongoing safety training to our employees to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely.
  • Safety Protocols: Our facilities and worksites adhere to rigorous safety protocols and standards to minimize risks.
  • Reporting and Response: We encourage open reporting of safety concerns and incidents to proactively address any potential issues.
  • Continuous Improvement: We regularly review and improve our safety processes to stay up-to-date with best practices and industry standards.

By prioritizing a culture of safety, we not only protect our team members but also contribute to the well-being of everyone involved in our operations.

Culture Of Workplace Safety
Board Oversight: Our Board Of Directors Provides Strategic Guidance And Oversight To Ensure Our Commitment To Esg Is Integrated Into Our Business Strategy. Ethical Conduct: We Uphold The Highest Standards Of Integrity And Ethical Behavior In All Our Interactions, Both Internally And With Our Stakeholders. Compliance: We Comply With All Applicable Laws And Regulations, And We Continuously Monitor And Adapt To Evolving Legal And Regulatory Landscapes. Stakeholder Engagement: We Actively Engage With Our Stakeholders, Including Customers, Employees, Suppliers, And The Communities In Which We Operate, To Understand Their Concerns And Priorities. Risk Management: We Assess And Manage Esg-Related Risks To Protect The Long-Term Sustainability Of Our Business And Investments.


A Strong Foundation for Ethical Business

Good governance is the bedrock of our ethical business practices. We adhere to strict governance principles that ensure transparency, accountability, and responsible decision-making at every level of our organization. Our governance framework includes:

  • Board Oversight: Our board of directors provides strategic guidance and oversight to ensure our commitment to ESG is integrated into our business strategy.
  • Ethical Conduct: We uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior in all our interactions, both internally and with our stakeholders.
  • Compliance: We comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and we continuously monitor and adapt to evolving legal and regulatory landscapes.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: We actively engage with our stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate, to understand their concerns and priorities.
  • Risk Management: We assess and manage ESG-related risks to protect the long-term sustainability of our business and investments.

For more information on our governance practices and commitment to sustainability, please visit IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) for additional resources.

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For more information on how IR Pros supports ESG, contact Katherine Bradley: