EnVisioneering Symposium focuses on refrigeration equipment and supermarkets
November 30, 2015
Danfoss recently hosted its 25th EnVisioneering Symposium, which addressed how an increasing industry-wide focus on refrigerants and energy is driving changes in the design, deployment, and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and supermarkets.
This stainless steel interior is an upgrade to the Commercial Series line. Hoshizaki’s one-, two-, and three-section upright refrigeration units feature dynamic ducted airflow within the all-stainless cabinet construction, allowing for optimum air circulation and even temperatures at each shelf level.
The settlement is a victory for the manufacturers and contractors who may have been substantially harmed by the standards had they remained in place. Yet, many in the industry are concerned about the growing need to litigate in order to ensure regulations are developed properly and fairly.
Trends in supermarkets can often provide insights into changes to come for the rest of the commercial refrigeration world, and — as is the case industry-wide — refrigerants are on the minds of many in the supermarket sector.
The following is excerpted from “Case Study: Transcritical Carbon Dioxide Supermarket Refrigeration Systems,” which was prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the Better Buildings Alliance; Building Technologies Office; and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
AHRI petitioned for review of the new energy efficiency standards in August 2014
July 30, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that a settlement has been reached in litigation that it brought against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging DOE’s final rule, issued June 3, 2014, setting energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).