Hardly an industry sector hasn’t been influenced by the sustainability movement and the increased emphasis on all of us to be better stewards of Mother Earth. Not long ago, Progressive Grocer featured an overview of changes supermarket operators are using to go green amid pressures from aware consumers as well as regulatory shifts that force change. While refrigeration remains a top concern for grocery outlets and the focus of research and design changes expected to reduce carbon emissions, the PG article authors make note of the efficiencies realized when spot heating at loading docks is used in favor of an whole-area heating plan. Their findings include a suggestion for facilities to use “air curtains over loading docks to save energy by providing an invisible wall of heated air in the winter and for their ability to impede dust and insects all year long”. Whether you operate a supermarket, a retail store or a manufacturing plant, the Mars air curtain is suitable for a myriad of environments when spot heating can be much more economical than wide area conditioning. Find the product right for your grocery setting by starting here.
Sustainability & the Air Curtain
April 18, 2017