Sustainable refrigeration technology
Currently, more than 70 percent of the refrigeration systems in the 1,890 ALDI SÜD stores are operated with the refrigerant CO2. Therefore, ALDI SÜD is a leading player in the field of sustainable refrigeration technology within German food retail. The company logs all refrigerant movements with an innovative control system. "Only the constant monitoring of refrigeration systems and the timely identification of unnecessary energy consumption will make it possible to improve energy efficiency," says Jens Strasbourg. More than two million data sets are collected and analyzed every day in the entire ALDI SÜD region in western and southern Germany. In 2017, energy management saved more than ten million kilowatt hours of energy.
The prize money of 5,000 euros will be donated by ALDI SÜD to the Climate Foundation for Citizens. This charitable foundation is committed to a better understanding of climate, the environment, renewable energies and resource conservation.
About the German Refrigeration Prize
The German Refrigeration Prize is awarded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The award is aimed at companies and individuals who develop and implement particularly climate-friendly measures in refrigeration technology. More information can be found at www.klimaschutz.de/kaeltepreis.
Source: Aldi Süd