22 May 2008

A REFRIGERATION DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM ADDRESSING CANADIAN SUPERMARKETS, ICE AND CURLING RINKS TO REDUCE THEIR GHG EMISSIONS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION


A national deployment program in refrigeration aimed at reducing significantly
greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in Canadian commercial and
institutional buildings such as supermarkets, ice and curling rinks has been carried out by
Natural Resources Canada. Savings are obtained with innovative designs that reduce
drastically the refrigerant losses, recover the rejected heat and adapt operations to the
Canadian climate. This set of technologies and practices is being promoted under the name
CoolSolution. The program includes information, capacity building, demonstration and
partnership activities. A labelling score has been developed and used to drive an incentive
program in order to remove the first cost barrier of these innovative technologies.