energy in refrigeration

7 01, 2022

Optimization and retrofit at refrigerated warehouse saved 41% of energy

By |2022-02-09T12:21:49-04:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: Energy in refrigeration, Energy management, M&V|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We have completed another industrial refrigeration retrofit and optimization project at Erb Transportation warehouse in Baden, Ontario. Annual energy savings for the whole refrigeration plant are estimated at 41%. This time GreenQ worked under project management of Arcadian Projects and in cooperation with Davis Energy. Our contribution to the project was a complex optimisation [...]

8 06, 2020

How much energy your freezer wastes?

By |2020-06-08T17:12:29-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Energy in refrigeration, Energy management|Tags: , |0 Comments

I can't say how much energy your freezer wastes. I do not have a crystal ball, but we saw a few freezers at other companies and I have condensed our observations in a short mock Q&A with a plant manager: Q. Might our freezers work at their best efficiency? A. Yes, it is possible. [...]

7 10, 2019

Our Refrigeration Optimization project won Clean50 Top Project Award

By |2020-06-03T10:33:15-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: business case, Energy in refrigeration, Energy management, Past Projects|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

GreenQ Partners, an engineering-consulting firm based in Toronto, has been awarded a prestigious Clean50 Top Project award for Industrial Refrigeration Optimization project completed in 2019. Refrigeration plants are typically among the biggest electricity consumers in the food manufacturing process, as they are set up without consideration for minimizing electricity consumption. [...]

9 03, 2017

Due credit often misses good energy managers, but not the smart ones

By |2020-06-03T10:33:20-04:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: business case, Business value, Energy management, Profitability|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Proper analysis brings energy heroes front and center. Can this be you? The graph shows results of statistical analysis of electricity consumption at a frozen food warehouse performed in accordance with recommendation of International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Blue dotted line represents a cumulative sum of differences between actual and predicted consumption. Difference [...]

1 11, 2016

“Hungry fridge ate more than me”

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Energy management, Energy management education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

My friend Andrew once learned that he was paying twice as much for electricity than his neighbour across the street. Similar house, similar family, similar lifestyle, same utility ... but neighbour paid $200 a month, while Andrew paid $400. So Andrew decided to tackle the issue. He invited a utility rep to do a walk [...]

27 04, 2016

Energy use reduction at industrial refrigeration plant through adjustment of operating set points

By |2020-06-03T10:33:21-04:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Baking, business case, Energy in refrigeration, Energy management|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How valuable would it be for your business to cut the energy use of an industrial refrigeration plant by 30%, while still supporting the same load? To do so with a short payback? What if incentives halved the payback? This is what we are doing. GreenQ Partners has completed a pilot project at a refrigeration [...]

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