Energy efficiency fact sheet: refrigeration


Refrigeration is of critical importance to many small businesses – from keeping simple kitchen facilities in commercial premises to equipment for the food service industry where needing to preserve perishable items or cool non-perishable products for sale is day to day imperative. Regardless of the scale, being smart and efficient with refrigeration energy usage can translate to significant environmental and financial savings.

For many businesses the energy component of total operating costs may be small, but significant proportion of this cost can be consumed by refrigeration. Whether making the most out of existing refrigeration solutions or implementing new energy efficient ones, energy can be saved through quick wins or longer term projects.