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).
The market is primarily being driven by extensive growth in the hospitality industry
July 28, 2015
The global food service equipment/commercial refrigeration market was valued at $31.54 billion in 2013, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 percent from 2014 to 2020, representing a value of $44.33 billion in 2020, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research.