Commercial refrigeration uses roughly 1.3 quads per year of source energy, about 7% of total commercial use. In supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants, refrigeration can account for up to half of a building's total energy use.

Refrigeration team members work to improve the efficiency of new refrigeration systems and components, including display cases, coolers and freezers, compressor systems, and controls. Members also focus on improving the energy efficiency of existing refrigeration systems through operational procedures or retrofit options. Members of this team represent many of the nation's most energy-innovative companies with large-scale refrigeration loads.

Contact us to join the Refrigeration team or for additional information.

Tools & Resources

GreenChill Partnership
An EPA partnership with food retailers.
Reducing refrigerant emissions, global warming and ozone layer impacts.

ENERGY STAR® Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers
A directory of qualified self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment.

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Rulemaking
DOE energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemaking documents.
Includes discussions on energy-efficient technologies and full analytical results.

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)**
  • Food Lion
  • Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
  • Harris Teeter Inc.
  • National Association of Convenience Stores
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Safeway
  • Target
  • Walgreens Co.
  • Walmart Stores
  • Wawa
  • Weis Markets
  • Whole Foods Market

* Steering Committee member
** Ex-Officio Steering Committee member
Members in bold have taken the Better Buildings Challenge