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Decision RIS: Refrigerated display and storage cabinets November

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Decision RIS: Refrigerated display and storage cabinets November

Category: Refrigeration - Commercial

Date: 04/12/2017

This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considers policy proposals to improve the energy efficiency of commercial refrigerated cabinets – namely:
• Refrigerated display cabinets - commercial fridges designed to display food or drink for sale. These cabinets are used by retailers such as supermarkets, corner stores and bakeries to keep food and beverages cool or frozen. Many are open-fronted (to allow customer or staff access), or include transparent doors or lids. They are currently regulated for energy efficiency in Australia and New Zealand.
• Refrigerated storage cabinets - (also known as professional or service cabinets) typically have solid doors, are often used behind the scenes in kitchens or by catering companies and are not intended to display food for sale. They have not been regulated for energy efficiency in Australia or New Zealand even though they use very similar components to refrigerated display cabinets.