Cooling and Indoor Air

Reducing costs for cooling, heat and indoor air

Customers are supposed to feel comfortable in a store. Retail does a lot to make this happen, but some things are not noticed immediately. Heating is expensive, but cooling is even more expensive. Costs can also be reduced for normal indoor air. We take a look at cooling shelves and freezers on the one hand, while we also take a glance into the warm world of bakeries.

Interview with Peter Ebbing, Regional Director for Germany and Northern Europe at REMIS, Cologne, Germany


Now that the freezers are completed, the cooling shelves are next. This is how Peter Ebbing describes the changeover status of refrigeration units in the food trade. Cooler covers save energy and hardly bother customers. Doors for cooling shelves can also significantly reduce electricity costs, but with large customer volumes, retail is skeptical. Ebbing has worked for more than ten years for the German special-purpose glass manufacturer REMIS. The company retrofits old chest freezers and is a supplier for manufacturers of refrigeration equipment.

Interview with Eike Zuckschwerdt, Marketing Manager at MIWE, Arnstein


MIWE was founded in 1919 by Michael Wenz in Arnstein near Würzburg, Germany. The Franconian family company with 700 associates is on the global market in the area of air-conditioning process steps for baking, automation technology and plant construction. Eike Zuckschwerdt shows that the competition between food trade and traditional bakeries is very different in different countries. He also differentiates when it comes to energy saving. Every company is different, but new technology and well-thought-out processes reduce costs.