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Workshop on Supermarkets at the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Beijing, China

A workshop was organised on 7th April 2018 as part of the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain which took place in Beijing, China.  The two hour workshop had the aim to present recent findings by the UK EUED (End Use Energy Demand) joint project on supermarkets (http://www.eueduk.com/centres/ ), the European H2020 SuperSmart project (http://www.supersmart-supermarket.info/) and HPT Annex44 project (http://heatpumpingtechnologies.org/annex44/) to an international audience and initiate discussion for future work.  The workshop focussed on international benchmarking of supermarkets, the proposed European Eco-label for food retail stores, the retail refrigeration roadmap, modelling small food dominated supermarkets as a whole system to improve efficiency of all subsystems as well as on market and policy trends in the Asian region.  Questions and discussion highlighted the lack of consolidated data for an up-to-date energy benchmarking, the need for simplided but robust models to assist decisions, as well as the penetration of new refrigeration technologies in regions with warm climates. The presentations of the workshop can be downloaded by visiting http://www.foodenergy.org.uk/index.php?p=Presentations&parent=23

The five presenters at the workshop

left to right:

Jan Dusek, Schecco

Maria Kolokotroni, Brunel University London

Ina Colombo, IIR

Alan Foster, London South Bank University

Judith Evans, London South Bank University

 

Workshop on Supermarkets at the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Beijing, China