Commercial refrigeration equipment accounts for approximately four percent of total commercial building energy consumption. Preliminary analysis indicates that approximately 90 TWh of final energy and 39 million metric tons of CO2 emissions can be saved in 2030 by adopting the world’s best efficiency standards in participating Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) economies. To date, more than 30 economies around the world have developed minimum efficiency standards or labeling programs for commercial refrigerators and freezers.
SEAD, in collaboration with Mark Ellis and Associates, Tait Consulting Limited, and CLASP, has published a "Technical Evaluation of National and Regional Test Methods for Commercial Refrigeration Products". This study assesses the differences between the test methodologies used to measure the energy performance of four categories of commercial refrigeration in SEAD participating countries/regions and other relevant economies. In addition, the study examined the differences in coverage, definitions, and metrics between the energy efficiency programs in these countries for the same set of products.