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March 15, 2018

March Meeting- Redwood Empire Joint
March 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
1010 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA
Natural Refrigerants- Whole Foods NorCal Strategy

$0.00 Students

$320.00 Chapter meeting voucher

$50.00 Chapter member price
$55.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$60.00 Non-member price
$65.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$50.00 Redwood Empire Member
$55.00 after 11:45 pm March 14


Agenda   5:30pm   Registration and Social Hour
    6:30pm   Dinner, Announcements and Introductions
    7:45pm   Break
    8:00pm   Main Program
    9:00pm   Adjourn



Tristam Coffin is the Director of Sustainability & Facilities for Whole Foods Market’s Northern California Division. Among his responsibilities, Tristam oversees the implementation of environmentally responsible programs and sustainable engineering initiatives for the 45 stores, regional office, distribution center, and 5 future stores that make up the company’s Northern California Region. Mr. Coffin is a LEED Accredited Professional, expert in resource management and holds a broad array of environmental expertise in areas including refrigeration systems, distributed energy resources, and energy efficiency. He is also a member of the company’s Global Green Mission Leadership Team. Prior to being employed by Whole Foods Market, Mr. Coffin worked in alternative energy and transportation for the Transportation Research Center of Vermont as well as in natural sciences and advocacy in Yellowstone National Park, Montana. Mr. Coffin holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.

  Mr. Coffin will present on Whole Foods Market’s exploration into natural refrigerant system architectures. He will outline the systems employed to date, operational performance, and lessons learned. Moreover, he will detail the thought process behind the decision to go “natural”, the environmental impact, and the potential for market transformation. The presentation will also touch on the obstacles these projects encountered, including engineering challenges.
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