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Report: In From the Cold - Strategies to increase the energy efficiency of non-domestic refrigeration in Australia and New Zealand 2010-2020

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Report: In From the Cold - Strategies to increase the energy efficiency of non-domestic refrigeration in Australia and New Zealand 2010-2020

Category: Refrigeration - Commercial

Date: 01/03/2013

  • This paper was prepared by Mark Ellis and Associates with Peter Brodribb, Rod King, Tony Fairclough and Kevin Finn. The aim of this strategy, In from the Cold, is to improve the energy performance and uptake of energy efficient non-domestic refrigeration products and services within Australia and New Zealand, and
  • In from the Cold identifies the priority refrigeration technologies and market sectors to be targeted over the next ten years that will make a significant improvement to the energy performance of products and services throughout the non-domestic refrigeration sector. This will be achieved through measures which encourage the improved design and installation of new refrigeration equipment and systems, together with better maintenance practices to ensure that savings endure. 
  • The strategy includes a range of policy measures, including the provision of information, voluntary and regulatory initiatives, designed to break down the barriers which currently prevent optimal energy efficiency. Fully implemented, these measures are expected to reduce electricity consumption from non-domestic refrigeration by 3,300 GWh in 2020, and by 8,000 GWh in 2030. The estimated savings in greenhouse gas emissions between 2010 and 2030 total nearly 50 Mt CO2e, and 5 Mt CO2e in 2030.