Accelerating energy efficiency in HFC-free supermarkets

Making refrigeration sustainable demands a holistic approach that not only addresses hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but also considers energy, which can contribute to three times more carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions than the HFCs or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used as refrigerants. Under the 2016 Refrigeration Resolution, CGF members committed to develop individual targets and action plans to measure and achieve progress in installing HFC-free or ultra low-GWP new refrigeration equipment and improving energy efficiency of existing and new equipment. The webinar outlined some key recommendations for end users to improve energy efficiency in HFC-free refrigeration equipment. Three retailers also shared their best practice, lessons learnt and discussed challenges and barriers. The webinar is part of a project funded by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) that seeks to help retailers accelerate adoption of energy efficient HFC-free cooling and create favourable policy measures.