Advanced Refrigeration Technologies for Energy Savings

This toolkit contains resources that support the use of advanced refrigeration technologies to achieve energy savings in comparison to traditional refrigeration systems.

  • TOOLS
    This webinar featured the latest advanced refrigeration research and resources from the National Renewable Energy Lab, DOE, and the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council.
    Easy-to-use guidance for achieving 50% energy savings in new grocery stores ranging in size from 25,000 to 65,000 ft2 with medium- and low-temperature refrigerated cases and walk-ins.
    This Natural Refrigeration Playbook provides guidance to refrigeration system design teams about selecting energy-efficient refrigeration systems that use natural, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
    NASRC Case Study #2 - BP Marks & Spencer
    This case study completed by the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) looks at the installation of a transcritical CO2 system at a BP Marks & Spencer store that showed energy savings of 41% in comparison to a control store of the same size with a HFC system.
    NASRC Case Study #5 - DeCicco & Sons
    This case study completed by the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) looks at a transcritical CO2 booster system with adiabatic pre-cooling that was installed by DeCicco & Sons, resulting in electricity use of 7-37% less than the baseline system of a comparable store using R-404a.
    Hillphoenix white paper - Understanding ROI on CO2 Refrigeration Systems
    This white paper published by Hillphoenix describes how understanding the ROI of commercial refrigeration systems can support retailers in making strategic, forward-thinking decisions that can help future-proof their business.
    This report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) used performance indicators to find average values for the energy consumption of supermarket buildings, which can be used by policy makers and researchers to set a reference for average supermarket energy consumption or can be used by supermarket owners to compare the energy consumption of a specific supermarket to the average consumption.  


Sector:

Commercial

Barrier:

Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies

Tool type:

Toolkit

Building Type:

Food sales & service, Restaurant, Grocery store, Gas station with a convenience store, Fast food, Convenience store, Cafeteria, Hospital, Beer, wine, or liquor store, Retail store (big box)

Technology:

Refrigeration