US DOE Targets Commercial Refrigeration with New Energy Efficiency Standards

US introduces new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration

RAC, February 14, 2014

The US Energy Department has announced new efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. Over the next 30 years, these standards will help cut carbon pollution by about 142 million tonnes – and save businesses up to $11.7 billion on their energy bills, the DoE says.

“In our supermarkets and grocery stores, refrigeration can use almost 40 percent of total energy use – contributing a large portion of these businesses’ utility bills. By improving the energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment – like restaurant-size fridges or the deli case at your local grocery store – we can make our businesses more competitive, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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