Refrigerants with as low global warming potential (GWP value) as possible must be sought.
The refrigerants in refrigerators, freezers, cooling counters and serving units must have GWP100 (Global Warming Potential) ≤150.
Refrigerant's product sheet with reported GWP value.
The type of refrigerant is marked on an environmental classification plate - a metal plate or an adhesive label - which is either located on the back or inside of the equipment or on the compressor. This is where you usually find an R-designation (R= Refrigerant).
Rapid cooling cabinets and larger units in excess of 1000 litres are exempted from this requirement.
A professional kitchen is an energy-intensive activity. In a school, for example, it is estimated that the kitchen facilities answer for approx. 13% of the electricity consumption (excluding heating). The equipment used for cooking, refrigeration and dishwashing is energy intensive and remains switch on for many hours a day. It is highly relevant, from a life cycle cost perspective, to demand energy-efficient equipment and good quality products. Professional kitchen equipment is designed for a long life and intensive use - a boiling pan can, for example, last up to 30 years.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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Version date: 3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM