Tips For Grocery Stores

Your grocery store probably contains a lot of refrigeration equipment. So your energy savings depend on having that equipment run as efficiently as possible. These tips will help.

  • Use recommended temperature settings — for fridges it’s 1°C to 3°C, and for freezers it’s   –22°C to -25°C.
  • Keep evaporator coils clean. Ice and dirt build-up prevents heat transfer, which forces the equipment to
    work harder.
  • Make sure seals are in good shape. If you can slide a piece of paper between the seal, it’s time to replace it.
  • Disconnect or remove lamps in multiple lamp fixtures and use task lighting where needed. These steps can reduce energy use by up to 50%.
  • Upgrade the store and refrigeration-case lighting to reduce energy use by up to 75%.
  • Install occupancy sensors in low-traffic rooms like break rooms, washrooms, and meeting rooms. This can reduce lighting costs by up to 40%.
  • Upgrade lighting in the store and in fridges and freezers to reduce energy use by up to 75%.
  • Install energy-efficient equipment where possible.