The first mandatory European wide energy labelling for professional refrigerators and freezers is on the way. Electrolux Professional is ready to welcome it to ensure a stronger efficiency and performance guarantee for its customers.
The first mandatory energy labelling for professional refrigerated storage cabinets and counters sold across Europe will be effective starting from July 2016.
It is designed to drive energy efficiency and environmentally friendly business, as well as to provide an accurate and comparable classification based on energy consumption and the capability to perform efficiently within different environmental conditions.
“This is a milestone in the professional industry. The scale is based on criteria which are completely different from the ones used for the energy consumption labelling of household appliances”, says Massimiliano Falcioni, Head of Refrigeration Category at Electrolux Professional. “The machines are tested by recreating the real, heavy dutyoperating conditions within professional kitchens, with frequent cabinet’s door opening and closure at 40°C ambient temperature and 40% humidity”, he adds.
Always keeping the customer in mind
The EU energy label can really make the difference when it comes to restaurateurs consciously choosing their ideal refrigerator or freezer with objective information at their disposal (energy consumption, net volume, working conditions).
Moreover, compliance with the new scheme will activate a global upgrade to energy-efficient and high-performing equipment, and this trend will result in energy savings (up to 830 €/year for freezers and 300 €/year for refrigerators*), as well as in reduced waste for foodservice professionals (improved capability to properly preserve food).
Responsible refrigeration: the way forward
Being at the forefront of responsible and cost-effective refrigeration – which minimizes the safety, health and environmental impact, while optimizing business benefits for catering professionals – Electrolux Professional is ready to welcome the new labelling scheme after having promoted the E.C.E., the Energy Classification Label,powered by cecedItaliato evaluate professional cabinets’ consumptions based on energy efficiency.
ecostore: designed for heavy duty working conditions
“Based on the EU energy label, the upcoming new generation of Electrolux Professional’s ecostore refrigeration already matches the requirements of top classes,” says Falcioni, being a leading range for:
- energy-efficiency (class A, where A denotes the most energy saving products)
- net volume (the highest real usable space for food available on the market**)
- capability to guarantee the best performances in heavy duty working conditions (level 5, which means the product can perform at 40°C ambient temperature and 40% humidity)
(*) potential savings based on European Ecodesign directive data and obtained by comparing Class G refrigerators and freezers withequivalent Class A cabinets (energy cost of 0,21 €/kWh and net volume of 500lt)
(**) 50 litres more vs market average for single door cabinets – 120 litres more vs market average for double door cabinets