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Replacement after the break-even point

New and energy-efficient coolers reduce the climate impact

Old cooling equipment can easily become a significant energy guzzler when it comes to selling cold goods, which does not align with ambitions to reduce CO2 emissions. Therefore, one of our major clients chose to replace their old coolers with new, energy-optimized versions. Although the replacement amounts to an annual reduction of a whopping 733,524 tons of CO2, it's still important to consider the overall carbon footprint and not switch out the old until they have served their cooling purpose.

At Vibocold, we greatly appreciate when someone takes the lead in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions. This was also the case when one of our major clients chose to replace their old and worn-out refrigeration units.

This was done in favor of an upgrade to our energy-efficient refrigeration units, which contribute to reducing the carbon footprint every single day.

Have patience until you reach the break-even point.

Even though the new refrigeration units can decrease the carbon footprint compared to the old ones, it is important not to blindly replace your old coolers:

‒ Producing the existing refrigeration units has also required energy, and that naturally factors into the environmental impact," explains John Karlsen, Team Manager for Procurement and Product Management. He elaborates:

‒ All products have a break-even point concerning their climate effect, where they have offset their CO2 consumption. Only after this point is it environmentally better to replace them.

For our client, the old coolers had reached this stage where they needed replacement anyway, and this year they decided to place an order for energy-optimized units from Vibocold.

‒ Additionally, we have our documentation and accurate data perfectly in place, so customers can always rely on the figures they receive from us," John Karlsen adds.



Savings Equivalent to Thousands of Flights

Even though replacing old refrigeration units with new ones can have a noticeable impact on the climate balance, there are still several factors at play. For example, many retailers prefer not to cover their coolers when energy prices are already low. This way, products are more easily accessible to customers.

Nevertheless, we always advise purchasing coolers with covers to reduce CO2 consumption – even in the face of fluctuating energy prices.

Significant energy savings can indeed be achieved by replacing at the right time. This was also the case for our client when they chose to upgrade their coolers:

‒ Replacing the old refrigeration units results in an annual saving of 733,524 tons of CO2, equivalent to 520,000 km of driving in a regular car or 3,381 flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus," says John Karlsen.

He concludes by noting that many of the materials from our old refrigerators can be recycled, further reducing the environmental impact.

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