A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION: EPTA PARTICIPATES AT THE COMMONENERGY ROUND TABLE

08/10/2015

On Thursday 8 October, Epta will be taking part in the “Energy requalification of shopping centres: technologies and methodologies” round table, organized within the framework of the European CommONEnergy project, which will be held at the Coop Forum in Expo 2015 starting at 5:30 pm.

The European Union-funded CommONEnergy project aims to transform supermarkets, which are often conceived as paradigms of our consumer society, into concrete examples of energy efficiency and eco-sustainability. The programme involves 23 partners, including the Epta group, which represent various Companies, as well as the research centres and academia of ten European countries.

Benefits for the environment and for society: the project has several objectives, which range from a drastic reduction in energy consumption in stores to a significant mobilization of investment, and will create around 20,000 new jobs. CommONEnergy is seeking to develop a systematic approach to revolutionizing the retail outlets of the large supermarket chains, adopting innovative methods and technologies.

Epta’s role in CommONEnergy ranges from developing CO2-based solutions for the integration of refrigeration with existing systems in buildings with a view to moving them towards “near-zero” energy impact, to the manufacture of installations designed to exploit the synergies offered by Smart Grids.

In the context of the round table, the Group, represented by Maurizio Orlandi, Manager of Epta Innovation Centre, will discuss the topic: How to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact, always a fundamental pillar of the company’s approach.