Supermarket refrigeration systems have the potential to save a significant amount of energy, according to a new study that has come about through a collaboration of five countries in the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) released the study, which looked at ways to reduce the impact of global warming through supermarket refrigeration. The study revealed that advanced systems would cut the global warming impact of supermarket refrigeration by 60 percent due to reduced emissions of refrigerants.

- by J.J. Siegel

Publication date: 10/13/2003