Modern Cooling Technology: Climate protection and cost reduction are possible
The climate protection debate in retail is particularly determined by the buzzword ”sustainability“. Cutting costs and increasing cost effectiveness at the same time are also vitally important for successful management in the food trade. Even though the topic of sustainability is playing an important role for most operating companies, one particularly important factor is still being neglected in many supermarkets and chain stores: the energy use of cooling systems and refrigeration equipment.

Interview with Markus Wagner, Carel Deutschland GmbH

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Cooling technology is still a major cost factor in food retail. Just in supermarkets alone, cooling systems are responsible for 40 to 60 percent of the power consumption. Nicolas Wagner, Director of Sales and Cooling Technology Retail Support with cooling systems specialist Carel, explains in our current interview why retailers increasingly rely on integrated cooling systems and what role modern technology plays in energy consumption and in terms of sustainability.

Interview with Nicolas Réhault, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

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The energy-efficient store by discount grocer Aldi Süd in Rastatt, Germany, is said to only require two-thirds of the energy normally required for cooling, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting. A new energy concept that includes a specially designed cooling system that was developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) makes this possible. In this EuroShop interview, Nicolas Réhault, Team Leader of the ISE, introduces the main points of the concept and explains how supermarkets can realize additional energy savings.