Welcome to the RefNat4LIFE web portal for small food retailers

Become an expert for choosing the right cooling and heating equipment in times of global warming.

Browse our various supporting documents and services to learn more about sustainable refrigeration and cooling:

How sustainable is your store?

Our free online store check provides a tool to quantify your store’s emissions and identify potential savings. A brief report at the end of the survey provides you with feedback on your store’s performance in different categories. Recommendations for improvement and links to detailed information are given.  

E-learning for store owners

Get informed on sustainable RACHP for your store with the self-paced online course for small food retailers: RACHP equipment, legal matters, alternative cooling & energy savings.

Product finder for sustainable RACHP appliances

Are you looking for climate friendly cooling and heating solutions in the small food retail sector? Efficient appliances that help reduce cost and greenhouse gas emissions are available. Our product finder provides an overview of vertical display cabinets, horizontal cabinets, beverage coolers, ice cream freezers and heat pumps using natural refrigerants.

Guidance documents

Our guidance documents provide key information regarding sustainable retail cooling technology: policy, technology, inventory and decision-making.

Case studies

Converting refrigeration to natural refrigerant based technology is a major step towards sustainable, climate-friendly operation of food retail stores. Read about other stores’ experiences in our latest case studies.


Watch recent webinars on RACHP technology here. Two of the webinars are in German, whilst one is in Dutch and one in Portuguese/Spanish. The webinars dealt with topics around sustainable cooling and natural refrigerants.