Topic: Integrated energy systems

01/12/2014

Investing to save money

Photo: cooling rack

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01/12/2014

Increasing energy efficiency is and remains a major factor in retail. After all, you are not just able to save costs in this area, but also improve your image. Sustainability is very important to the modern consumer and no retailer can afford to ignore this subject.

“A retail business should be understood like a living organism“

Interview with Pablo Theux, Managing Director of KMLS GmbH

Photo: Pablo Theux

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Four years ago, two bachelors of business management Pablo Theux and Alpaslan Yildirim decided to become service providers with the KMLS GmbH Company, specializing in technology and energy efficiency in retail. Back then, they already realized how many companies had an urgent demand for professional services in this area. Even today, the need for consultation is often still great. In this interview, Pablo Theux explains what retailers can do in their own stores in terms of energy optimization.

"Environmental management starts with investment and ends with the disassembly"

Interview with Agnes Schmitter, Director of Cooling Technology at ALDI SÜD

Photo: Agnes Schmitter

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Recently, the ALDI SÜD group has equipped its 300th store with refrigeration systems for cooling racks that are run with the carbon neutral refrigerant CO2. Yet, this is only a portion of the provisions with which the grocery retailer increases sustainability in its stores. In this interview, Agnes Schmitter, Director of Cooling Technology at ALDI SÜD, talks about comprehensive energy management in food retailing and the use of intelligent cooling control systems.