The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has released its latest benchmarking snapshot, “Commercial Refrigeration.” The snapshot which utilizes information from the latest PRSM Benchmarking Report, “Energy Benchmarking Initiative Study,” the 2016 IBISWorld report, “Walk-in Refrigerator in the U.S. – Procurement Report,” and the new U.S. Department of Energy Updated Rule to Energy Policy Act.

PRSM is a membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals, providing guidance for retail and multi-site facilities management. It has approximately 950 member companies.

The snapshot features the top-energy saving technologies used by PRSM retailers. Among the findings:  

  •     60 percent of retailers use anti-sweat heater controls.
  •     33 percent of utilize floating head pressure control and overnight covers for open cases.
  •     17 percent have implemented fixed doors on medium-temperature refrigeration cases.  

“The PRSM benchmarking snapshots provide a quick view into complicated subjects,” says Bill Yanek, CEO, PRSM. “The refrigeration snapshot complements full PRSM benchmarking reports and white papers on the subject. “This snapshot on commercial refrigeration shares information on how retailers are currently saving energy, the average age of equipment and pricing trends through 2019.”

The snapshot follows a two-part refrigeration white paper series. “Keeping Your Cool: An Introduction to Retail Refrigeration Basics – Part 1,” which shares basic refrigeration principles and theories, complexity of refrigeration equipment, regulations and compliance. “Keeping Your Cool Part 2: Preventive & Routine Maintenance for Retail Refrigeration Systems,” addresses the importance of both preventive and routine maintenance of retail refrigeration systems.

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Publication date: 5/3/2017

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