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SPAR Norway trials new sustainable refrigeration system

April 19, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Feature articles, Responsible retailing

As a responsible global retail business, SPAR is continuously adapting its operations to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. In Norway, SPAR has installed a novel refrigeration system that could halve energy consumption compared to more conventional designs. The new technology mainly impacts the store’s technical room, ensuring customers will not notice any difference instore.

SPAR Røyken in Viken county is reportedly the first store in Scandinavia to install the latest technology in refrigeration systems, created by Kelvin AS.

With new machinery from Advansor, the system is projected to decrease the energy spent on refrigeration by approximately 58%. This decrease is equivalent to 200,000kWh a year compared to the system used previously. Considering an approximate energy cost of 0,8kr/kWh, SPAR Røyken could save NOK160,000 (over €15,000) on its annual energy bill, while creating a more environmentally friendly store in the process.

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