New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.
Company Will Offer Packaged Ammonia Chillers and Freezers
May 13, 2014
Star Refrigeration Group announced that it has launched a new United States subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply its “low-charge ammonia” technology in the U.S. The company developed the technology to meet the challenges that the HVACR industry was facing as Europe started the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant.
Service technicians who work on commercial refrigeration equipment should be aware that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued what it calls the final rule on the “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.”
Market Is Increasingly Adopting Green Technology and Using Renewable Energy Sources
March 17, 2014
TechNavio, a global research firm, has published a research report, Walk-in Refrigeration Market in the US. The report finds increasing use of green technology and renewable energy sources as a key trend affecting that sector. The analysis is for the forecast period 2014-2018.
The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the refrigeration and ice machine products we found on the show floor.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published what it described as “The Final Draft Version 3.0” which deals with product specifications for Energy Star-qualified commercial refrigerators and freezers. The standards will take effect Oct. 1, 2014.
Store Reduces Power Costs with Refrigeration Retrofit
November 18, 2013
Ever since opening its first stores in the Western U.S. in 2007, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. has placed a focus on being a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability within the food retail industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. A public meeting has also been scheduled for October.
In restaurants, those large, walk-in refrigerators and freezers need to be energy efficient to help maintain sometimes thin profit margins. And they need to run quietly so as not to disturb customers who may find themselves seated close to the kitchen.