Costan has been awarded the Prize for Best Practices for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Mobility by Legambiente’s National Centre for promoting renewable sources. The ceremony took place during the 28thFestambiente, an international festival in the entrance to the Maremma Nature Park with 60,000 visitors each year.

This award is made to companies such as Costan which are committed to creating innovations offering the highest energy savings and carbon footprint reduction whilst saving resources. Costan also combines these important goals with a guarantee to enhance #FoodValue to the full, by designing cutting-edge systems that conserve and display foods to best effect while ensuring their quality is maintained.

Alvise Case, Energy Manager at Costan states: “We are very pleased to have received this award. It demonstrates the importance of the ongoing Research and Development investments made by the Epta Group. It is a strategy which allows us to offer Retailers the perfect “total solution” for a completely green store, regardless of its size. Countless solutions are available: they include the low energy impact refrigerated cabinets of the RevUP Family, the transcritical CO2 systems, the range of plug-in F-gas compliant products and the new EPTABlue 2.0 technology”. He concludes “One of the most ambitious goals reached in recent years involved optimising transcritical CO2 plant, which we can now use as a valid alternative to the traditional cascade system in warmer areas such as Central and Southern Italy. It is a radical shift, and one that has already enabled us to install over 40 Eco2Small and Eco2Large systems all over the country.

After the award ceremony, a debate entitled “The Energy Revolution to stop climate change” was held. It was coordinated by long-standing journalist Giancarlo Capecchi and saw the participation of high-profile speakers such as President Giuliano Amato, Under Secretary to the Environment Silvia Velo, Deputy Minister for Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto and Edoardo Zanchini, National Vice President of Legambiente.