Adande Refrigeration’s new 4ft integral open-display Sarma retail cabinet has achieved a C rated energy label, as per the new 2021 Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Legislation.
The legislation was itself introduced to steer purchasers towards more energy efficient products. The Adande Sarma cabinet is claimed to score significantly better than other open cabinets of a similar size currently on the market today.
The cabinet allows shoppers to get close to products unhindered and without the impediment of a glass door, has achieved this new energy classification thanks to the Aircell technology it is powered by. This airflow management system retains the cold air within the cabinet, and is designed to ensure a constant temperature and humidity.
Aircell is said to provide better energy performance than cabinets fitted with shelf edge air guides and uses energy similar to that of cabinets with glass doors, but with easier accessibility and greater opportunities for food sales. The stable temperature through the cabinet should extend food freshness and reduce waste.
Global sales director Karl Hodgson said: “The Sarma cabinet is a real winner for retailers who are energy conscious, are looking to avoid ‘cold-aisle syndrome’ for shoppers.
“In addition, with an open cabinet you not only remove the viral touchpoints of glass doors but also the cleaning and maintenance costs associated with them too. Little wonder that brands such as Yo Sushi! use them, especially when they can save up to £550 per year in energy use per 4ft cabinet, compared to standard E rated models, and £850 compared to F rated units. The reduction in energy, that an Adande Sarma cabinet gives, meaningfully supports an organisation’s sustainability agenda and helps reduce their carbon footprint.”
Ian Wood, MD of Adande’s parent company, Applied Design & Engineering, said: “We are really pleased that the integral open display cabinet has achieved a good first energy grading, thanks to the Aircell technology within it. Aircell has proved itself as an innovative solution that can be deployed for air management at sustainable, low energy usage.
“Aircell has won multiple industry awards and has demonstrated it is a valuable asset that can significantly enhance the performance of open display cabinets. We are excited for the future with more exciting products to come.”