This guide explains the purpose, procedure, and results of the Energy Benchmarking Tool for Refrigerated Warehouses. This tool identifies the essential energy for a refrigerated warehouse given its non-controllable parameters. The essential energy represents the minimum energy required by a facility based on their non-controllable operational parameters. Non-controllable parameters include refrigerated space dimensions, stored products, refrigerated space temperature, refrigerated space occupancy, and geographic facility location.
Keywords: Essential energy, non-controllable parameters, controllable parameters, suction system, refrigerated zone, envelope load, lighting load, product load, motor load, infiltration load, human activity load, freezer floor ground freeze protection load, material handling load.