Open Refrigerated Cases.
Most grocery and C-stores utilize #openrefrigerated cases. These cases use far more energy to stay cool than #refrigeratedcaes with doors. These types of units are very popular because of their easy “grab and go” functionality. Unfortunately, these #openrefrigeratedcases are a massive waste of energy. In general, #commercialrefrigeration accounts for 30% – 60% of Energy used. Foodservice establishments are responsible for around 3% of total energy consumption! The UK has recently discovered that open refrigeration, in particular, use 1% of Britain’s entire electricity!
How much of your electric bill is because of wasted energy? What can Supermarkets, restaurants, C-stores do to save money? In short, keep warm air out and cool air in. Foodservice establishments need to adopt energy efficient measures. Use #nightcovers on open refrigerated cases and strip curtains on #refrigeratedwarehouses, #walkincoolers and #walkinfreezers. Door closers grab the doors shut and make them stay shut. Replace damaged gasket seals and cooler/freezer door hinges. Make sure your thermostats are temped and working properly.
Training employees on #energy efficiency is key as well. Food servers, line cooks, warehouse workers all need to be educated on #energysavings. Its an easy way to boost your ROI while being environmentally friendly at the same time.