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Supermarket energy use in the UK

Kolokotroni, M; Mylona, Z; Evans, J; Foster, A; Liddiard, R; (2019) Supermarket energy use in the UK. In: Energy Procedia. (pp. pp. 325-332). Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands. Green open access

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Abstract

Recent data of energy consumption by supermarkets in the UK are presented and compared with existing benchmarks in the UK and data from other countries. It is shown that energy intensity has been reduced in large supermarkets (>750m 2 ) in recent years which is consistent with reductions in other countries due to installation of energy efficient technologies for all sub-systems (refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and building). Data for small supermarkets is not segregated in available databases; the presented modelling study, using a calibrated thermal model of a small supermarket, shows the interdependency of sub-systems, location and ratio of displayed products, which can inform system selection.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Supermarket energy use in the UK
Event: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018), 17-19 October 2018, Paphos, Cyprus
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.108
Language: English
Additional information: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: supermarket, energy use, benchmark, sub-system
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10073700
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