Through the regularly updated Topten lists potential buyers can see the most energy efficient products in various categories. The ProCold award additionally increased the visibility of top efficient, climate-friendly refrigeration equipment by showcasing the most energy efficient models in the following categories:
- Vertical chilled storage cabinets
- Beverage coolers
- Small ice cream freezers
- Vertical supermarket refrigerator cabinets
- Refrigerated glass fronted vending machines
Energy efficiency was assessed according to the upcoming European regulations on ecodesign and energy labelling in these categories. Winners were announced during EuroShop 2017 and further promoted at Host 2017.
And the winners are...
The winners were announced on March 7th during EuroShop in Düsseldorf. The winning products are:
Download the competition rules here.
Manufacturers can submit a product to the competition by sending the necessary documents to procoldcompetition (at) oeko.de (submission form, test report, product picture(s), signed final declaration).
Please find the applicable Ecodesign regulation for professional refrigerated storage cabinets here.
Please find the applicable Ecodesign draft regulation for refrigerated commercial display cabinets here. (version from consultation forum meeting on 2 July 2014)
Product Competition Q&A
Several questions for clarification have been raised since the launch of the competition. Answers to these questions clarify and amend the existing competition rules.
Please download the Q&A document here. (published 05. September 2016)
|Publication of the preliminary competition rules||9 November 2015|
|Deadline for comments on competiton rules||31 December 2015|
|Received stakeholder comments and ProCold answer|
|Publication of the final competition rules||15 January 2016|
|Publication of the Q&A document and
updated final competition rules
|5 September 2016|
|Deadline for submission||30 September 2016|
|Award ceremony at EuroShop||on 7 March 2017|
|Host||between 20 - 24 October 2017|
Rasmus Priess, r.priess (at) oeko.de, +49 761 45 295 264, Öko-Institut e.V. (Freiburg)
ProCold is an EU-project aiming to improve energy efficiency in plug-in refrigeration equipment and speed up the switch to climate-friendly refrigerants. Objectives of the project:
- Showcasing best products
- Supporting green procurement
- Helping to implement effective policies