Workshop on Supermarkets during the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain
A workshop was organised on April 7, 2018 as part of the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the cold chain which took place in Beijing, China. The two hour workshop had the aim of presenting recent findings by the UK EUED1 (End Use Energy Demand) joint project on supermarkets, the European H2020 SuperSmart project2 and the HPT Annex44 project3 to an international audience and initiate discussion for future work.
The workshop focused on the international benchmarking of supermarkets, the proposed European Eco-label for food retail stores, the retail refrigeration road map, modelling small food-dominated supermarkets as a whole system to improve efficiency of all subsystems, as well as market and policy trends in the Asian region. Questions and discussion highlighted the lack of consolidated data for up-to-date energy benchmarking, the need for simplified but robust models to assist decisions, and the spread of new refrigeration technologies in regions with warm climates. The presentation of the workshop will be available by the end of April in http://www.foodenergy.org.uk.
The five presenters of the workshop left to right: Jan Dusek (Schecco), Maria Kolokotroni (Brunel University London), Ina Colombo (IIR), Alan Foster and Judith Evans (both from London South Bank University)