EOS Climate, Inc. & JACO Environmental successfully apply technology to close the loop on refrigerants - ensuring reverse supply chain integrity and large scale environmental benefits

02 Jun, 2014, 06:00 ET from EOS Climate

SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Climate and JACO Environmental announced today that they have completed integration of EOS Climate's Refrigerant Asset SystemTM (RAS) across all 27 of JACO's appliance de-manufacturing facilities in the U.S.   The development creates the world's first transparent, cradle-to-cradle solution for refrigerants recovered from residential appliances and vending machines.

Refrigerants, which are incredibly potent greenhouse gases (GHGs) – thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide--are often released into the atmosphere due to improper handling of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment at end-of-life.  Until now, it has been nearly impossible to ensure responsible handling of refrigerants due to a lack of transparency in the supply chain.  This has been a challenge for consumer facing brands attempting to ensure corporate social responsibility for their increasingly demanding customer base.

JACO Environmental, which pioneered the de-manufacture process for refrigerators and vending machines in North America, is the first appliance recycler to accurately and efficiently track all refrigerants captured to ensure proper environmental outcomes.  For chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) collected from older units, JACO guarantees 3rd party verified, UNEP approved destruction and for newer hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), JACO properly recovers and recycles them, reducing demand for virgin HFC production.

Mike Jacobsen, President at JACO said, "The Refrigerant Asset System (RAS) allows JACO to demonstrate the integrity of our operations so that our customers can be confident in their supply chain."

"JACO has been one of our key partners in innovation from the outset and deploying the Refrigerant Asset System (RAS) across JACO's operations is really just a natural evolution that further differentiates our partnership in the marketplace," said Matt Jones, CEO at EOS Climate.  "Supply chain integrity is critical in building and protecting brand equity in today's world.  Refrigerant Asset System (RAS) provides the assurances that consumers expect.  It's really a win-win-win for consumer facing brands, their customers and our environment."

About JACO Environmental
Jaco Environmental is a Seattle-based company that has been leading the de-manufacture of refrigerators in North America for more than 20 years.  It runs 27 recycling centers in 21 states, de-manufactures more than 600,000 units annually and is responsible for the vast majority of units de-manufactured in accordance with US EPA's Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program.

About EOS Climate
EOS Climate is the global leader in refrigerant life cycle management. As pressure builds on corporations to track and minimize greenhouse gas emissions, our refrigerant management solutions are critical to both financial and sustainability performance. We have a proven track record of integrating technology, finance and sustainable practices to provide a better way of managing refrigerants.  Since 2010, our solutions have delivered more than 4 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent in emission reductions.  For more information, please visit www.eosclimate.com.

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