Phononic Earns U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2017 Emerging Technology Award for Solid-State Refrigeration Design

The Recognition Validates Phononic’s Commitment to Disrupt Conventional Refrigeration Markets

September 28, 2017 — DURHAM, N.C. — As hospitals and healthcare organizations look for ways to reduce operating costs, many are focusing on sustainability programs and solutions that offer cost-savings and better patient outcomes. Designed to give hospitals and other medical facilities smarter, sustainable and more precise refrigeration, Phononic, the company revolutionizing cooling and heating with solid-state technology, today announced that its Evolve 5.5 cu. ft. Protect Plus compressor-free refrigerator has earned the ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On the heels of the first ever Energy Star Certification awarded in July, this recognition continues to validate Phononic’s mission to disrupt conventional refrigeration markets by providing reliable cooling without the noise, toxicity and other detriments of legacy refrigeration.

The Emerging Technology Award recognizes innovative products that demonstrate the ability to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features or functionality. Powered by advanced solid-state refrigeration, Evolve’s compressor-free design reduces energy consumption by up to 40 percent versus competitors while meeting guidelines for the controlled storage of vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs. The resulting energy savings and reduction in emissions meets the diverse needs of facilities and infrastructure management professionals looking for cost-effective solutions within hospitals and healthcare facilities.

“We’re excited to receive recognition from the EPA for our solid-state refrigeration design, which gives medical facilities a smarter, more sustainable option compared to the conventional products they’re accustomed to today,” said Jerilin Kenney, Vice President / General Manager of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Phononic. “Healthcare facility executives, pharmacy directors and nursing managers are driven to find impactful solutions that drive cost savings without sacrificing quality or performance. Evolve is rapidly becoming the new standard of care across the industry by delivering the most cost-effective, sustainable refrigeration solution to store valuable pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, mother’s milk and medical devices without comprising on what matters most in the healthcare environment – the healing power of silence.”

“Phononic’s award winning refrigerators not only save customers money with superior energy efficiency, they use an innovative technology that reduces their environmental impact,” said Ann Bailey, Branch Chief, EPA ENERGY STAR Program, Washington, D.C. “EPA recognizes this new class of refrigerators with the 2017 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award and looks forward to working with forward-thinking companies like Phononic in the future.”

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. EPA voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the environment through superior energy efficient products. The Emerging Technology Award provides forward-thinking, environmentally conscious end users with a tool to identify and purchase cutting-edge technologies that can help reduce their carbon footprint and offer energy savings.

Phononic is announcing this achievement during National Clean Energy Week, an event taking place across the United States from September 25-29, 2017 that is intended to illustrate how organizations are advancing market development, policy change and technological innovation within the energy sector. Phononic will formally accept the Emerging Technology Award at Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, taking place from November 11-14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Please visit Phononic’s booth (#1634) at the conference to learn how Evolve can serve your needs.

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About Phononic
Phononic is innovating semiconductor solutions that revolutionize cooling and heating. Named to CNBC’s 2016 and 2017 Disruptor 50 list, the Company’s disruptive solid-state approach displaces compressors, heat sinks, and fans with products that are smart and sustainable. Backed by a diversified and global mix of venture and private equity investors, Phononic’s products can be applied to everything from refrigerators to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional incumbents and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @PhononicRTP.

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