USA - Phononic (www.photonic.com), the company revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state technology, announced that its Evolve 5.5 cu. ft. compressor-free refrigerator for medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications is the first solid-state refrigerator to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
Powered by advanced solid-state refrigeration, Phononic’s Evolve refrigerator is changing how the healthcare and life sciences industries deliver exceptional patient care, equipping staff with more accurate and reliable temperature control with superior efficiency standards.
The ENERGY STAR certification validates Phononic’s mission to compete and disrupt mainstream refrigeration markets by providing more precise and reliable cooling without the noise, toxicity and other detriments of legacy refrigerators on the market.
Designed to provide cold storage for life saving and sensitive medical and scientific products, the Evolve refrigerator uses solid-state heat pump technology coupled with non-hazardous, non-toxic refrigerants to give medical facilities smarter, more sustainable and more precise refrigeration.
The compressor-free design meets guidelines for the controlled storage of vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs, while reducing energy consumption by up to 40 percent versus competitors.
The resulting energy savings and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions provides a differentiated solution for the healthcare industry, meeting the diverse needs of researchers, medical and pharmaceutical providers, along with facilities and infrastructure management professionals.
“The ENERGY STAR certification further validates how our proprietary solid-state technology is revolutionizing refrigeration in the healthcare market,” said Jerilin Kenney, Vice President / General Manager of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Phononic. “We are focused on providing hospitals the protection, precision and performance needed to meet and exceed the needs of the most demanding medical-grade environments.”
“We’re very excited about Phononic bringing the first ever ENERGY STAR certified solid-state laboratory-grade refrigerator to market,” said Jeff Carter, Director of Facilities, Construction and Biomedical Engineering at UNC REX Healthcare.
“This further supports our decision to deploy these units throughout our newly opened North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital at UNC REX – a facility focused around innovation and sustainability – due to the refrigerator’s high-performance design, which makes it more energy efficient and easier to maintain.”
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the climate through superior energy efficiency products.
The ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 different kinds of products, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA.
Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.