Refrigeration technology has come a long way in recent years, especially when it comes to the use of refrigeration gases. Use of ozone damaging coolants has been dramatically reduced with the introduction of strict new European laws, and increased requirements for training mean that engineers are now working with much more awareness of the environmental implications of refrigeration gases. Improvements are also being made to the processes for collecting and recycling expired refrigeration equipment to minimise the overall impact on the environment throughout the product lifestyle.
Invest in Green
If you are planning to invest in new equipment, it’s well worth considering the green choice. Not only can you save money on energy consumption, you can also demonstrate your company's commitment to environmentally friendly operations, which is increasingly becoming a determining factor for both customers and stakeholders, existing and new.
At Carlton Sales, we are constantly adding new products for the catering professional, and are proud to offer a special range of Eco-Friendly products for the conscientious caterer, a number of which qualify for the Government operated Energy Technology List.
The Energy Technology List
The Energy Technology List is is a government-managed list of energy-efficient plant and machinery which is part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) tax scheme for businesses. If you’re a business that pays income or corporation tax, you’ll be able to claim 100% first year capital allowance on a product if it’s on the ETL at the time of purchase.
For a product to be on the ETL, it must meet specific energy-saving or energy-efficient criteria. Products are reviewed annually by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), who work closely with the Carbon Trust which has responsibility for managing the list.
We stock a range of ETL listed products from leading manufacturers including British-made equipment from market leaders Foster, as well as a wide range of products established brand Gram.
Whether you need a refrigerator or a freezer, our eco-friendly range offers solutions for every space and budget.
At the lower end of the spectrum is the Gram Compact K410LGC6W Upright Fridge, an award winning Compact model that is a versatile refrigerator designed for storing products in commercial workplaces. The cabinets are deceptively spacious, despite only being 60cm wide and 64cm deep. The K410LGC6W has door closed energy consumption of 0.6 kWh/24h and runs on the GWP R 600a (isobutane) /3 refrigerant, which is non-toxic with zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and very low GWP (Global Warming Potential).
The Foster EP1440H Double Door Fridge is a formidable refrigerator that has an impressive 1350ltr (48 cu.ft) capacity. The refrigerator is up to 20% more energy efficient than similar standard range models and features an Airlines ventilation system which cools the compressor, reducing the running time by 15%.
There is also a wide range of more specialised items available, from the Foster EcoPro G2 EP1/2H Double Door Counter Fridge to the Foster EP1440M Double Door Meat Fridge or the Gram Midi M425CXGTFB Single Door Fish Fridge. Whatever your speciality, we can help you to go green.