Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has introduced the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) Online Calculator for supermarket designers and engineers.

The web-based LCCP calculator allows users to compare different supermarket system architectures with various refrigerants. It calculates annual power, total annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and peak power, and even provides recommendations to users.

“The LCCP software will be a valuable tool for supermarkets interested in limiting their CO2 footprint and will be able to provide an apples-to-apples comparison on the environmental impact of a given supermarket system,” said Mike Saunders, director, end user technical sales and support, Emerson Climate Technologies.

The configurable tool allows the user to enter operating conditions in which to compare. Multiple system types can be analyzed, including centralized direct expansion, distributed, cascade, secondary, and booster CO2. Refrigerant comparison can be made among R404A, R407A, R410A, R134a, and CO2.