Food & Beverage

UK Grocery Store Chain Gives Refrigerators an Energy Savings Turbo Boost

Karen Henry

Sainsbury’s, a grocery store chain in the UK, has partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring aerofoil technology to its refrigerator systems. Manufactured by Aerofoil Energy, aerofoils use the same technology that helps to improve the performance of Formula One race cars. Williams worked closely with Aerofoil to refine the design using Formula One aerodynamics.   …Continue Reading

Refrigeration Battery Works as Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Axiom Exergy, a provider of energy storage systems for large supermarkets and food distribution facilities, has created the Refrigeration Battery for businesses with high refrigeration loads. The Refrigeration Battery enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources. The Refrigeration Battery shifts up to 40   …Continue Reading

Chuck E. Cheese’s Deploys EnTouch Controls Energy Management at over 300 Locations

Linda Hardesty

Chuck E. Cheese’s has ramped up its commitment to EnTouch Controls’ 360° Energy Management as a Service, making it the official energy management system for its more than 300 corporate-owned stores in North America. According to Chuck E. Cheese’s, the energy costs for its multitude of video games, along with HVAC energy needs quickly add   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency in Food Service Businesses

Mark Masterson

When you are the owner or manager of a food service business, using less energy for day-to-day operations becomes an important consideration. Food service businesses use almost two-and-a-half times more energy than other businesses. Concerns about sustainability and climate change have helped to turn the focus toward energy efficiency in all businesses, especially food service.   …Continue Reading

Solar Array Generates 15% of Campbell Bakery Energy Needs

Linda Hardesty

Campbell Soup Company says a 1 MW solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is generating the equivalent of 15 percent of the bakery’s annual energy demand since the array began operating on Dec. 26, 2014. The ground-mounted, fixed-tilt array comprises 2,720 SunPower solar panels and sits on five acres of land   …Continue Reading

Supermarket Retailer Works with Bluestone Energy

Linda Hardesty

In 2014, supermarket company Ahold USA in partnership with Bluestone Energy completed over 200 energy efficiency projects that saved 65 million kWh. The projects were completed at Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and GIANT/MARTIN’S stores located in seven US states from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. The energy efficiency projects included upgrading all of the interior lighting   …Continue Reading

Free Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores

Linda Hardesty

A free Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores is available via ASHRAE. The guide focuses on grocery stores ranging in size from 25,000 to 65,000 square feet with medium- and low-temperature refrigerated cases and walk-ins. Refrigeration systems consume about half of the total energy consumed by a typical grocery store, and they interact with   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Wins Contract with FreezPak Logistics

Linda Hardesty

FreezPak Logistics has selected Plug Power’s GenKey fuel cell-cell system for lift trucks and hydrogen re-fueling system for its new cold storage distribution center freezer warehouse under construction in Carteret, New Jersey. The GenKey deployment includes 25 GenDrive fuel cells, a GenFuel outdoor hydrogen storage infrastructure with two indoor GenFuel dispensers, and total GenCare service   …Continue Reading

Hardee’s Deploys Energy Management

Karen Henry

Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States, has deployed GridPoint’s integrated energy management at a majority of its 334 restaurants, with plans to deploy to the remaining sites in 2015 and beyond. Boddie-Noell’s achieved energy savings by controlling or monitoring building systems and restaurant equipment including ventilation hoods, ovens, coolers and freezers,   …Continue Reading

Earth Source Organics Buys RECs from Arcadia Power

Linda Hardesty

Earth Source Organics, a certified organic food manufacturing company in California, announced that it is now running on 100 percent clean electricity through a partnership with Arcadia Power. As an Arcadia partner, Earth Source Organics now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership requirements. By partnering with wind and solar projects, Arcadia Power provides homes   …Continue Reading