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Bluon Energy Announces Investors, Strategic Partnerships

SACRAMENTO, California, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    -- Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio joins as investor, 
board advisor 

    -- New capital to strengthen go-to-market strategy as regulations require 
refrigerant phase-out nationwide   

    -- Partnership with Schneider Electric helps speed delivery of replacement 
refrigerant 

Bluon Energy (http://www.bluonenergy.com/) – creator of Bluon TdX 20 (R-458A), 
an energy-efficient replacement refrigerant for existing HVAC-R systems, 
announced today the addition of new investors and the addition of a board 
advisor to bolster the company's awareness and sales. This comes at a time when 
existing HVAC-R refrigerants used by the majority of the U.S. and the world are 
becoming obsolete due to federal regulation and global phase-outs. 

The newly-announced investors include Bionatus LLC, Greg Ellis of Control Air 
Conditioning Corporation, and actor and environmental activist Leonardo 
DiCaprio – who will also serve as a strategic advisor to Bluon's Board of 
Directors. DiCaprio, along with company leaders and existing board advisors 
Kelly Givens, David Gordon of Savills Studley and Matthew Case of Bionatus, 
will work to create awareness around the substantial impact Bluon's TdX 20 can 
have in the fight against climate change by making existing HVAC-R equipment 
more energy efficient.

"Having high-caliber investors and advisors join us in our growth is extremely 
exciting," said Peter Capuciati, Founder and Chairman of Bluon Energy. "These 
partnerships are central to helping businesses, facility owners and ultimately 
home owners everywhere understand the enormous savings and environmental 
benefit they can achieve with our refrigerant and approach. We are also pleased 
to welcome Leo to our team, as his efforts to make a difference in fighting 
climate change and bringing awareness to potential solutions are very much in 
line with our mission." 

According to estimates by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency and the United Nations, HVAC-R equipment consumes 
approximately 40 percent of all electricity both domestically and globally, so 
utilizing a more energy-efficient refrigerant is cost-effective and beneficial 
for both the user and the environment.

"Electricity generation is a primary driver of carbon emissions, and it is 
contributing greatly to our planet's growing climate crisis," said Leonardo 
DiCaprio. "We need to work across all sectors of our consumption to ensure the 
development of energy-efficient products that will help reduce emissions. Bluon 
is at the forefront of tackling energy efficiency in our existing heating and 
air conditioning infrastructure which makes their approach an immediate part of 
the solution."

With Bluon TdX 20, a commercial facility can implement a sustainable and 
practical solution to the impending R-22 phase-out by making an immediate, 
sizeable impact of reducing emissions without purchasing new equipment. In 
addition, with R-22 prices continuing to rise, Bluon TdX 20 is substantially 
less expensive, enabling facilities to save on maintenance and energy costs, 
while benefiting the environment.

In addition to new investors, Bluon announced today that they are joining the 
New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network (https://neonetworkexchange.com ), a 
collaborative online platform managed by Schneider Electric that will connect 
Bluon with commercial and industrial companies actively looking for energy 
efficiency and sustainability solutions. 

"If we can make our existing heating and cooling systems more efficient, then 
we will drastically reduce the level of global emissions. This is a critical 
task if we are serious about tackling the underlying cause of climate change," 
continued Mr. DiCaprio."

Bluon TdX 20 allows end-users the ability to cost-effectively reduce the 
electricity consumed by their HVAC-R equipment by up to 25 percent while 
simultaneously removing R-22, which is being phased out due to its negative 
environmental impacts.  In addition, Bluon offers commercial real estate owners 
and large corporate clients a turnkey solution to upgrade and optimize their 
HVAC-R equipment with TdX 20.  

"The numbers are significant," said Bluon CEO, Douglas Reinke. "If you take a 
typical three story, 100,000 square foot office building, we can swap out their 
R-22 with less expensive Bluon TdX 20 and reduce their carbon footprint by more 
than 100 metric tons of CO2 every year while simultaneously saving the facility 
tens of thousands of dollars in electricity costs per year."

About Bluon Energy

Bluon Energy was founded in 2011 to create an R-22 replacement refrigerant that 
increases energy efficiency and extends the life of existing HVAC-R equipment.  
TdX 20 was developed empirically and iteratively with hundreds of formulas 
field tested to allow Bluon to create a unique energy efficient product from 
the ground up.  Bluon TdX 20 is now also known by its internationally 
recognized ASHRAE designation R-458A.  In order to ensure efficiency is 
maximized with TdX 20 installations, Bluon mandates training for their 
affiliated mechanical contractors where they teach the Bluon Mindset, where 
tuning and optimization are the focus. Bluon Energy is located in Sacramento, 
CA with sales and technical professionals across the country. For more 
information, please visit www.bluonenergy.com. 

About Bionatus

Bionatus, LLC, focuses on developing breakthrough scientific discoveries into 
successful end-stage businesses with significant global impact. Occupying a 
unique role as both the founders and co-executives of its portfolio companies, 
Bionatus provides strategic and business development oversight while 
maintaining guiding principles that are rooted in delivering technologies that 
benefit humanity and the environment. Bionatus, LLC, is on track to become a 
certified Benefit Corporation.  Please visit www.bionatusllc.com

About Control Air Conditioning Corp (CACC)

As a family owned and operated business founded in 1978, CACC has now grown 
into the most prestigious full mechanical contracting firm in California. CACC 
specializes in commercial HVAC, tenant improvement, plumbing, industrial, 
service, and sustainability. In addition to being a full mechanical, CACC 
performs all operations, manufacturing, and services in-house. This ensures all 
of CACC projects are completed with the highest possible quality on time and on 
budget. CACC continually aims to be the most prestigious, trusted, and 
client-first mechanical contractor in California.  Please visit 
www.controlac.com

Contact:
Janna Pea, Sunshine Sachs
pea@sunshinesachs.com / 212.691.2800

SOURCE Bluon Energy