Project Info

Project Title 
20C Freezer Evaluation
Project Number 
Investor Owned Utilities 
Process Loads
Project Year(s) 
2018 - 2019

Laboratory refrigeration has not been extensively studied, with the exception of ULT freezers.  The largest insight into the energy savings potential comes from the ENERGY STAR Product Specification for Laboratory Grade Refrigerators and Freezers, published in 2016.  Data from 14 different freezer models were submitted to the EPA.  Based on the CEEL market assessment findings, and on the specification published by the EPA, energy savings for laboratory grade freezers may reach 60%.  Thus for -20°C freezers, assuming modest energy savings of 4 kWh/day, over 10 million kWh/year could be saved by replacing just 10% of the estimated 74,000 units in California with more energy-efficient models.

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