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Energy Comparison

In the hospitality industry, energy can already account for up to 30% of outgoings, with this figure only likely to increase. Academic studies have shown refrigeration accounts for around 41% of a restaurant’s power bills. In food retail that figure can be even higher, accounting for up to 55-70% of the average convenience store’s power bill.

It is a good time to take a look at what energy efficient refrigeration could save you in running costs. For example, the 2-door SKOPE ActiveCore TME could save you over $1,250 per year in running costs compared to some competing products

To quickly and accurately compare energy consumption, energy costs per year and GEMS data between commercial refrigeration models in the market, we have developed an Energy Comparison Tool.

All data has been taken from EECA Greenhouse & Energy Minimum Standards Regulator and is refreshed every 48 hours.

Energy Comparison Tool

To gain the most accurate comparison, ensure you compare models with similar specifications i.e. volume, door design etc. Adjust the per kW energy cost to more accurately reflect your own costs and savings.

If a brand or model is not listed in the below, the product is not listed as approved to GEMS 2020 standards. Please note that some models such as refrigerated preparation counters are not tested under GEMS.

What does the data mean?

When you’re looking at the Pack Temperature (or Temperature Class) and Climate Class what’s important is:

  1. Temperature Class (or Pack Temperature) indicates the type of product the refrigerator is designed to hold – look for M1 for food, dairy or other perishables for fridges and L1 for freezers.  A product that is M2 or L2 (in a freezer) is unlikely to be practical for either food or beverages. Then a product that is H1 or H2 is not recommended for use in commercial environments.
  2. Climate Class indicates the environments refrigerators are designed to operate. If you are looking for storage refrigeration in a commercial kitchen we would recommend Climate Class 5. Glass-door fridges can only be GEMS rated to Climate Class 3, even though SKOPE products can still merchandise cold products at 40oC.
    • Climate Class 5 (40oC & 40% Relative Humidity)
    • Climate Class 4 (30oC & 55% Relative Humidity)
    • Climate Class 3 (25°C / 60% Relative Humidity)

For more information on GEMS, click here.

Have a question?

Don't hesitate to contact our team today by completing the form or by contacting your local SKOPE representative.

Alternatively, explore the full SKOPE range here.