Commercial refrigeration uses roughly 1.3 quads per year of source energy, representing about 7% of total commercial building use in the U.S. In supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores, refrigeration can account for up to half of a building's total energy use. The Refrigeration Technology Research Team is pleased to provide resources, information, and guidance on improving the efficiency of new and existing refrigeration systems and components.
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The Refrigeration Technology Research Team is not currently active. For questions about the resources on this page, please contact the Better Buildings Alliance.
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An EPA partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions, global warming and ozone layer impacts.
ENERGY STAR Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
A directory of qualified self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment.
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Rulemaking
DOE energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemaking documents. Includes discussions on energy-efficient technologies and full analytical results.
Food Marketing Institute
Among many other things, FMI provides information and resources related to food retail, and hosts the annual Energy & Store Development Conference.