ATLANTA — Sixty percent of energy use in supermarkets is attributed to refrigeration, and studies have shown commissioning could result in 7 to 25 percent energy savings. A new guide from ASHRAE outlines a commissioning process that could result in substantial savings.
“Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems” provides how-to guidance for commissioning of custom-engineered refrigeration systems in commercial and industrial facilities. The book was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The book is available for free download at www.ashrae.org/freeRefCxGuidance.