Understand how the components of grocery and convenience store facilities use energy and their respective impact on utility bills.
Discuss the basic operation of refrigeration, lighting and HVAC systems in grocery and convenience store facilities.
Explain energy cost saving opportunities related to refrigeration, lighting and HVAC systems in grocery and convenience store facilities.
Describe results of a recent Minnesota Department of Commerce Conservation Applied Research and Development grant study for convenience stores.
Explain the resources available through incentive programs such as Focus on Energy, Wisconsin's energy efficiency program, and locate additional resources to support energy efficiency initiatives in grocery and convenience store facilities.
Who should attend?
Grocery and convenience store owners, managers and maintenance personnel; facility managers; energy program implementers; property developers; sales engineers; lighting designers; HVAC contractors; refrigeration technicians; electricians and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in grocery and convenience store facility operations.
Refrigeration, lighting and HVAC equipment can account for more than 90 percent of the energy use in grocery and convenience store facilities. Join to review the basic operations of these systems and potential energy savings opportunities. We’ll be sure to address how our recommendations apply to grocery stores versus convenience stores and provide a summary of opportunities, additional resources and next steps. Focus on Energy will also provide information about the resources available to assist in moving energy efficiency initiatives forward. We’ll save some time at the end of the webinar for your specific questions and answers.
Overview of energy use in stores
Energy use profiles and breakdowns
Review MN CARD grant research on convenience stores
Overview of high energy users
Lighting technology and opportunities
HVAC technology and opportunities
Refrigeration technology and opportunities
Examples of economic energy efficiency
Lighting energy and cost savings
HVAC energy and cost savings
Refrigeration energy and cost savings
Focus on Energy presentation
Question and answer
Matthew Hein PE
Energy Project Developer
Michaels Energy, Inc.
“Store owners should capture cost savings just like their customers. Learn what should be on a grocer’s list for utility bill savings; and what ‘coupons’ are available.”
Matthew has been analyzing energy systems since 2007. In his current role, he performs audits of commercial, industrial and agricultural facilities in the Midwest.
Prior to working as an energy consultant he earned a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University and then worked as an instructor for the mechanical engineering department at South Dakota State University where he taught courses in thermodynamics, measurements and instrumentation and introduction to mechanical design. Matthew was also an assistant director of the South Dakota Wind Application Center.
He regularly speaks at conferences on topics related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. In 2014 he spoke at the South Dakota Engineering Society’s 2014 conference and the 2014 Iowa Energy Summit Conference for the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency.
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