Innovative and efficient – in a public ceremony during EuroShop 2017,
ProCold announced the winners of a product competition to find the
most energy efficient professional and commercial refrigeration
equipment in Europe.
The most efficient appliance in Europe in each of five
categories was awarded “ProCold winner 2017”:
- Vertical chilled storage cabinets
- Beverage coolers
- Ice-cream freezers
- Vertical supermarket refrigerated display cabinets
- Refrigerated glass-fronted vending machines
European Project coordinator Therese Kreitz (from the French Environment and Energy
Management Agency – ADEME) introduced ProCold, an EU project aiming to improve
energy efficiency in plug-in cabinets and speed up the switch to climate-friendly
refrigerants. Professional cold products consume a significant amount of energy. The
energy consumption related to inefficient cold products can be reduced by 30% to 50% if
the most efficient products are used. In some cases, efficient and closed products can
save several thousand Euros during their lifetime.
The product competition was
organised in order to discover the most
efficient technologies and technological
advances currently available on the
European market. The results of this
product competition have shown that
manufacturers are willing- and able to
produce very efficient cold products.
Stamatis Sivitos, the project officer at
the Executive Agency for SME
(EASME) overseeing the project, says:
“This award clearly demonstrates how
energy efficiency is always worth
pursuing and how it goes hand in hand
with product innovation.”
An overview of the market development and current regulations was then given by
project manager Maike Hepp from ProCold. Significant technological improvements have
pushed forward the market rapidly over the last year alone. New products handed in for
the product competition were up to 10 per cent better in their energy efficiency index than
the known best models on the market previously.
All information about the competition can be found on this page.
Find out more about the winning products and the award ceremony in the full press release and in our short report about the Award Ceremony.