The Epta Group’s contribution to the European CommONEnergy project


Epta is in Brussels for the final conference of the CommONEnergy project which, funded by the European Union, proposes to transform supermarkets from paradigms of the consumer society into concrete examples of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. “Cost-competitive deep renovation of shopping centres: technologies and drivers for EU policies” is the common thread of the addresses that will be given on 7 September with the goal of presenting the main results of the last five years of research. Epta’s Innovation Centre Manager Maurizio Orlandi will be among the speakers to illustrate the technologies and systems developed by the Group in the framework of CommONEnergy.

It is thus an opportunity to introduce the advantages of Epta’s latest innovations, including FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency), an industrialized refrigeration system suited to any climatic condition that combines simplicity and performance, ensuring an energy savings of 10% (compared to a standard CO2 booster system) and up to 20% lower installation and maintenance costs.

Epta’s role in CommONEnergy is also seen in its promotion of a systematic approach aimed at ensuring a drastic reduction of energy consumption, as was the case at the Coop Alleanza 3.0 of Modena Canaletto. In detail, the Group proposed CO2 solutions able to integrate refrigeration with store systems, making the sales outlet a concrete model of n-ZEB (nearly-Zero Energy Building).