Refrigerants, Naturally! welcomes the active participation from individual food retailers, supermarket chains, RACHP servicing companies, training providers, system and component suppliers, NGOs and other stakeholders that want to promote the shift to climate friendly cooling.
Get involved! Help to promote the switch to climate-friendly technologies in the small (organic) food retail sector and thus reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by participating in our online survey.
Stores selling food have a 50% higher energy usage than other commercial buildings. Refrigeration makes up to 30-50% of total energy in a store and therefore is a large contributor to a food retailer’s overall environmental impact.
Currently, no reliable data exists about the use of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment, or on user needs in the Organic Food Retail (OFR)/ small food retail sector. There is a need to get a better understanding of small shop owners' needs, the status quo as well as cooling and heating technology trends (with the focus on refrigeration equipment) used by the OFR sector, small supermarkets (up to 1,000m² sales area) and other food markets across Europe
This survey among shop owners will help to understand the options and motivation of shop owners for the future introduction of new energy efficient and low GWP equipment in these sectors. Based on the survey results, shop owners will be provided with a tool to benchmark energy and GHG emission performances for their appliances.
This survey will help to understand the nature and scope of RACHP technicians working in OFR/small (food) market segments. The findings will provide a clear picture of the trends in servicing and refrigerant use patterns and also give an overview on the general awareness of using environmentally friendly refrigerants among RACHP technicians.
World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food
12-15 February in Nuremberg, Germany
Meet us at the BNN both in Hall 9; 350 to find out more about our project, its goals and how you can get involved.
The World’s No.1 Retail Trade Fair
16-20 February in Düsseldorf, Germany
Meet our project partner BIV at the ZVKKW both in Hall 15: E24-8, to find out more about our project, its goals and how you can get involved
19 March 2020 in Darmstadt, Germany
The RefNat4LIFE project will be presented at the symposium focusing on sustainability trends in the food retail sector. See the full programme here.
Working towards the goals of the Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative will be beneficial for member companies in the following ways: