Refrigeration is energy intensive, so cold storage operators and cold food processors face significant energy costs. Finding ways to reduce energy consumption is smart for business and the environment.

Most energy savings are in plant and equipment efficiencies—improving maintenance, upgrading equipment, and using renewable energy. Look carefully at your operations and all your options.

Energy-saving actions matter. Start with these resources:

Learn from others — case studies

See how Dennison Foods Manufacturing installed new bulk bagging equipment to save, in this case study by Sustainability Victoria.

Look at how Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op saved nearly $10,000 a year in energy costs, in this case study by Sustainability Victoria.

Discover how food manufacturer Crafty Chef cut its power bill by 58 per cent, in this case study by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

Austco Polar stands to save $444,000 a year at its cold storage and blast freezing facility. Learn more in this case study by Sustainability Victoria.

Montague Cold Storage reduced its annual energy costs by more than $22,000 and cut emissions by nearly 300 tonnes a year. See how in this case study by Sustainability Victoria.

Get tips on how to improve energy and materials efficiency in food processing, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

See specific cold store advice and tips, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

Explore the Energy Efficient Equipment Toolkit from Food South Australia.

Find energy-saving tips for warehousing and cold storage at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.
Read about warehousing, refrigerated stores and materials handling, in this Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia’s fact sheet.

Act now — fact sheets, guides and tools

Get tips on how to improve energy and materials efficiency in food processing, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

See specific cold store advice and tips, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

Explore the Energy Efficient Equipment Toolkit from Food South Australia.

Find energy-saving tips for warehousing and cold storage at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage.

Read about warehousing, refrigerated stores and materials handling, in this Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia’s fact sheet.

Know your options — more help and ideas

Victorian Energy Saver provides tools and information to help Victorian Businesses save energy and money.

There is more information on efficiency and improvements on our Equipment and Technologies: Case Studies & Guides page.

Page last updated: 03/08/2018