Sustainable cooling for Europe’s small food retail stores
The Refrigerants, Naturally! for LIFE project (RefNat4LIFE) aims to promote the uptake of climate-friendly cooling alternatives among end users of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) equipment and servicing providers throughout Europe.
This website also serves country-specific information for Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
For store owners and small food retailers
Key information regarding sustainable retail cooling technology: policy, technology, inventory and decision-making.
Self-paced online course for small food retailers: RACHP equipment, legal matters, alternative cooling & energy savings.
For RACHP servicing companies
Relevant regulations including EU F-Gas, market developments, climate friendly equipment checklists, and more.
Find courses and training material on sustainable cooling in Europe
Get informed on sustainable RACHP for your clients.
Find interesting examples of stores that have successfully converted to using natural refrigerant based RACHP systems.
About the project
The project consortium consists of 8 partners from across Europe, bringing together organic retail associations, experts and technicians of the refrigeration sector and market developers.
We’re funded by the EU’s LIFE Programme to address the EU policy priorities of Climate Governance and Information (CGI) and Climate Change Mitigation (CCM).
Our public report, entitled ‘Sustainable cooling in Europe’s small food retail’, shares the first-ever approximation on RACHP-related emissions in Europe.