Sustainability and the Air Curtain -- BFF's

March 15, 2016

Hardly an industry sector hasn’t been influenced by the sustainability movement and the increased emphasis for all of us to be better stewards of Mother Earth. In the last quarter of 2015, 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. Refrigeration remains a top concern for grocery outlets and is an area of focus for researchers and designers hoping to make the changes that will reduce carbon emissions. The Progressive Grocer 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. Our team is always available to share best practices and help your team develop a customized plan.