UK: Pastorfrigor GB has achieved the ecodesign energy label A for its new generation integral Genova Overview range of refrigeration – a first for a UK refrigeration business.
A brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label came into effect on March 1 and is now applicable to refrigeration and freezers in all supermarkets and convenience stores.
The UK has continued with the new energy label changes, and has committed to matching and even exceeding the EU’s ecodesign standards in order cut energy bills and carbon footprint.
With more and more products achieving ratings as A+, A++ or A+++ according to the past scale, the recent and important change is a return to a simpler A-G scale. This scale is said to be stricter, demanding very high efficient limits and is designed so that very few products are initially able to achieve the A rating, said Pastorfrigor.
“This is massive for Pastorfrigor to be the first to an A rating when a B would have been considered exceptional. The new regulations emphasised that an A-rated cabinet was not to be expected in 2021 and the best in class would be a C rating. To receive an ecodesign A rating is exceptional,” said Pastorfrigor GB managing director Simon Robinson.
“The difference in energy consumption between A and C can be as much as three times the energy used. This fact highlights the scope there is for improvement in our market and how far ahead of the game we are with our new Genova OV.
Introduced to the market less than 12 months ago Pastorfrigor’s plug-in Genova Overview range is a quick turnkey solution for supermarkets, convenience stores and food-to-go businesses that look to replace their refrigeration overnight.