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Due North, Retail Refrigeration Solutions, Named ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer Of The Year For Commercial Products

Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year, Commercial Products

TORONTO, Canada, June 4, 2024 – Due North, a premier manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products, has been awarded the prestigious ENERGY STAR Canada Award for Manufacturer of the Year in the Commercial Products category for its renowned QBD brand. This accolade represents the fourth ENERGY STAR Canada Award for Minus Forty QBD Corp, underscoring its leadership and commitment to pioneering energy-efficient refrigeration solutions. The Due North team proudly accepted the award at today’s ENERGY STAR Award ceremony, celebrating their continued excellence in sustainable innovation.

In an era where sustainability and energy efficiency are more critical than ever, Due North’s recognition by ENERGY STAR Canada highlights its dedication to creating products that help business owners reduce energy consumption, save money, and contribute to environmental protection.

“This accolade, conferred by ENERGY STAR Canada, underscores Due North’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its innovative approach to manufacturing energy-efficient refrigeration solutions,” says Troy Shannan, CEO of Due North. “We have a legacy of innovation and sustainability that drives our efforts to develop cutting-edge refrigeration technology.”

Julian Attree, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Commercial Officer of Due North, adds, “Due North is a prominent name in the refrigeration industry, renowned for designing and producing high-quality, reliable, and energy-efficient refrigeration units. Over the years, we have continuously pushed the boundaries of technology to offer products that not only meet but exceed the stringent energy standards set by regulatory bodies.”

QBD, a key brand under Due North, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by developing commercial refrigeration products that meet ENERGY STAR specifications. This award reinforces the company’s dedication to energy efficiency and its role in promoting sustainable practices across the industry.

Key 2023 accomplishments associated with the award include:

  • Researched and developed a more energy efficient version of existing ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Designed and developed four new cooler models to meet current ENERGY STAR specifications.
  • Conducted life cycle assessments of the top-selling models to assess environmental impacts, identify areas of improvement and enhance product sustainability.
  • Highlighted ENERGY STAR certified products through social media and marketing campaigns; emphasized benefits of ENERGY STAR certified products, including reducing energy consumption, saving money, and environmental impact.

For more information about Due North and its award-winning QBD brand, please contact us.

Due North’s QBD brand also won 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner Of The Year.

 Each year, the ENERGY STAR Canada program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy. ENERGY STAR Canada award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts have saved more than 5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity over the past 30 years. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR Canada partners. For more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About Due North

Due North creates refrigerated, retail merchandising solutions that maximize our customers’ success. We are North America’s #1 manufacturer of self-contained retail refrigerated merchandisers through our Minus Forty and QBD brands. Our merchandisers better equip retailers of wide-ranging products including beverages, ice cream, frozen desserts, fresh & prepared foods, frozen foods, deli, produce, and pharma.

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