Sustainable Professional Refrigerators

Tools and information for buyers and suppliers

ProCold is an EU-project aiming to improve energy efficiency in plug-in cabinets and speed up the switch to climate-friendly refrigerants. There is an energy saving potential of around 50%.
The project provides help for manufacturers, suppliers, food and beverage companies, retailers, gastronomy, hotels, public authorities, media and other stakeholders.

Objectives of the project:

  • Showcasing best products
  • Supporting green procurement
  • Helping to implement effective policies

Best products lists

Topten.eu shows Europe's best-in-class professional refrigerators

Storage
Storage Counter Refrigerators
Storage Refrigerators 1-Door
Storage Refrigerators 2-Doors
Storage Counter Freezers
Storage Freezers 1-Door
Storage Freezers 2-Doors
Storage Refrigerator-Freezers
Minibar
Minibars
Display
Beverage Coolers
Ice Cream Freezers
Horizontal Display Freezers
Vertical Freezers With Glass Doors
(list in progress)
Small Counter-Top Freezers
(list in progress)
Vertical Chilled Display Cabinets
Horizontal Chilled Display Cabinets
(list in progress)
Wine
Wine Coolers One Temperature Zone
Wine Coolers Multi Temperature Zones

National best products lists

European Topten Map

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How to submit products for Topten

  • Submit the product information to Eva Geilinger, gewerbe (at) topten.ch, 0041 44 362 92 38
  • Overview of criteria and accepted testing standards (download PDF)

Rebates in Switzerland

  • For Topten products 25% of the purchase price are reimbursed
  • The appliance must be located in Switzerland
  • More infos under www.topten.eu/rebates

Award for Europe's best products

In five categories the most energy efficient professional and commercial cold appliances will be awarded by a representative of the European Commission during EuroShop 2017 and further promoted at Host 2017.

Categories Important Dates
  1. Vertical chilled storage cabinets
  2. Beverage coolers
  3. Small ice cream freezers
  4. Vertical supermarket refrigerator cabinets
  5. Refrigerated glass fronted vending machines
Publication of competition rules: 15 January 2016
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2016
Award ceremony at EuroShop between 5 - 9 March 2017
Host 20 - 24 October 2017

Submission and more infos here.

CO2 Calculator

This excel tool is easy to use and calculates CO2 savings as well as energy and cost savings of Topten models compared to other products (download excel).

EU Regulations on Energy Labels, Ecodesign and F-Gas


  • Since 1 July 2016, the EU energy label for professional refrigerated storage cabinets is mandatory.
  • An EU energy label for commercial refrigerated display cabinets is being planned. It will likely be adopted in 2017 and become mandatory in 2018.
  • Minibars and wine coolers intended for commercial use could soon be included in the scope of the revised EU energy label for household refrigerating appliances.
  • Fluorinated refrigerants such as R404A and R134a will be banned for plug-in refrigeration equipment in 2020/2022. This is laid down in the so-called F-Gas Regulation.

Read more on these EU regulations here.


Publications

ProCold Brochures:

ProCold Green Procurement:

ProCold Factsheet:

Smart Controls for Beverage Coolers Reduce Energy Costs by 15-45%


ATMOsphere Europe 2016:

Eva Geilinger: Marketing and green procurement tools for commercial plug-in refrigerators: The EU Horizon 2020 project 'ProCold'. Link to presentation or PDF download.

EEDAL 2015:

Eva Geilinger and Eric Bush: Commercial and Professional Refrigeration Products: Promoting Energy Efficiency with Legislation, Empowered Stakeholders and Rebates. Paper and presentation.


Project partners

 


The «ProCold» project has received funding from the
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 649293.

Contact

EU Eva Geilinger pro-cold (at) topten.eu +41 44 362 92 38 Topten.eu (Zurich)
Austria Christof Horvath christof.horvath (at)
energyagency.at
+43 1 586 15 24 120 AEA (Vienna)
Czech Republic Juraj Krivošík seven (at) svn.cz +420 224 252 115 SEVEn (Prague)
France Sophie Attali sattali (at) guidetopten.fr +33 1 83 94 82 09 Guide Topten (Paris)
Germany Rasmus Priess r.priess (at) oeko.de +49 761 45 295 264 Öko-Institut e.V. (Freiburg)
Italy Andrea Roscetti andrea.roscetti (at) polimi.it +39 02 23 993 893 Politecnico di Milano (Milano)
Portugal Laura Carvalho topten (at) quercus.pt +35 1 213 462 210 Quercus (Lisboa)
Sweden Jesper Peterson jesper.peterson (at) 
naturskyddsforeningen.se
+46 702 401 722 SSNC (Göteborg)
Switzerland Eva Geilinger gewerbe (at) topten.ch +41 44 362 92 38 Topten.ch (Zurich)

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Disclaimer

The sole responsibility for the content of the «ProCold» project lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission and the project partners are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.