New Refrigeration Efficiency Standards To Take a Bite out of Supermarket and Restaurant Energy Costs
New standards are expected to save purchasers of supermarket glass-door refrigerator and freezer cases more than $500 over the lifetime of a single case (A typical supermarket has about 60 refrigerated display cases)
DOE estimates that proposed standards would yield between $1.6 and $4.1 billion in net savings for businesses and would reduce CO2 emissions by 55 million MT on equipment purchased over 30 years. Energy savings are estimated at 1 quad (annual US energy use is about 98 quads).
The final rule is expected in March 2014 (DOE missed the January 2013 statutory deadline.)