What's Going On Here?
Ever noticed that pretty much all supermarket fridges and freezers are open? Well a report this week, supported by DEFRA, revealed they consume up to 1% of the UK’s total energy consumption - freezing mad!
What Does This Mean?
Campaigners are urging UK supermarkets to change standard proto-cold and close supermarket fridges, as the true energy use of open-door-fridges is unearthed. Favoured by supermarkets for their convenience, as shoppers can pick up their goods more easily, they have come under fire from campaigners and MPs as a ‘massive waste of energy and money.’ We tend to agree with them!
Whilst the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) imposes minimum energy performance standards on appliances, known as Ecodesign regulations, this does not require fridge doors to be implemented.