High Energy Use Makes Foodservice Refrigeration a Top Priority for Regulation
ST. LOUIS, April 12, 2011 – Commercial energy use has grown more than 160 percent since the 1970s and within the commercial sector, foodservice, with its heavy use of commercial refrigerators and freezers, now has the highest energy use per square foot. As a leader in the commercial refrigeration industry, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has updated its industry resource, Status on Energy Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, a white paper that details pending or applied federal or state energy legislation, ENERGY STAR policies and energy-saving incentives and solutions for the commercial refrigeration industry.
“Today’s voluntary guidelines become tomorrow’s state and federal policies. It’s critical to keep abreast of the pending changes to energy regulations to ensure both compliance with new legislation and participation in energy-saving incentives,” said Jim Mozer, vice president and general manager of Refrigeration Marketing and Integrated Products at Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. “These white paper updates are part of our commitment at Emerson Climate Technologies to make sure that OEMs, contractors and retailers have the most current information they need to they need to assist in compliance with the latest industry-changing regulations.”
Emerson helps the industry meet the increasingly stringent energy-consumption guidelines by participating in the development of these standards, communicating standards and trends, providing the most energy-efficient components and offering energy-reducing design and consultation services.
The white paper provides an overview of available incentives, covering multiple product classes that include reach-ins, ice machines, walk-ins, supermarket display cases as well as all other stationary commercial refrigeration equipment.
More regulation is on the horizon. Additional standards for ice machines are expected in 2011, and the Department of Energy (DOE) made a ruling on display cases that will become effective in 2012.
The recently updated white paper provides information on the following changes:
- Specific energy equations for different types of open display cases
- New AHRI 1250 test standard and Annual Walk-In Energy Factor for walk-ins
- Alert on new ENERGY STAR levels coming this year for ice machines
- Removal of unique CEE Tiers for reach-in units with doors so that it’s now easier to achieve the highest energy tier
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
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