US refrigeration efficiency

Commercial refrigeration manufacturers developed a Consensus Agreement that is to be put forward to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress in the hope that it shall be included in new energy efficiency legislation. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the creation of refrigeration energy efficiency standards could reduce electricity use in the US by approximately 2.3 billion kWh per year by 2020 with the introduction of more efficient units. This agreement targets commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator freezers used in restaurants, stores and commercial buildings and extension to ice-cream freezers, self-contained cabinets without doors and remote condensing products is recommended.