Briefs: Energy-efficient refrigeration in Switzerland

The Swiss Refrigeration Association, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the Federal Office for the Environment have launched a 3-year campaign in order to reduce the energy consumption of refrigeration equipment. Several companies and power utilities are assisting with implementation and funding. Experts estimate that industrial and commercial refrigeration and the service sector in Switzerland account for 18% of total power consumption. The campaign is expected to achieve energy savings of 20%, and this represents a saving of CHF 300 million (roughly 225 million €) per year. Find out more: E-mail: