18 Jul '11, 3pm

Greener Fridges Can Cut Retailers' Energy Costs by One-Third

Greener Fridges Can Cut Retailers' Energy Costs by One-Third

Businesses feeling the heat over rising energy bills have been told they can trim up to a fifth of the cost of running refrigeration equipment by deploying cheap and effective technologies, such as more efficient appliances and energy recovery systems. A new guide published today by the Carbon Trust claims refrigeration accounts for as much as 50 percent of energy costs for food processors and supermarkets -- a figure that can rise to 70 percent for small companies. "Any business seeking to cut its costs should be looking at its energy bills," said Richard Rugg, director of delivery services at the Carbon Trust. "Savings of up to 20 percent are possible with simple low-cost steps. If your business uses refrigeration, it's an opportunity that's too good to miss." The guide highlights how highly efficient display cabinets listed under the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) sch...

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