Eco-business / Social Venture

March 11, 2009


Sanyo Electric's 'Eco-Store System' Realizing Supermarket Energy Savings Wins Japan's Eco-Products Award

Keywords: Climate Change Eco-business / Social Venture Manufacturing industry 

At the fifth annual Eco-Products Awards ceremony, held in December 2008, SANYO Electric Co. Ltd., one of Japan's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, was presented the award in the eco-services category by Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry for its innovative Eco-Store System, an integrated control system designed to make it easy for supermarkets to save energy.

Using a master controller, the system manages in-store refrigeration systems such as food showcases, refrigeration units for frozen and chilled food showcases, and air-conditioning equipment, which are conventionally operated by individual controllers. By connecting them to a communication network, the system monitors the operating status of them and centrally manages the connected equipment to optimize linked operations.

The system had already been installed in about 300 stores nationwide by October 2008, contributing to an annual reduction of about 60 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per store. The company estimates that if all supermarkets in Japan -- about 20,000 outlets -- introduced the system, it would have an equivalent reduction of more than one million tons of CO2 emissions yearly.

- SANYO "Eco-Store System" Receives Minister's Eco-Products Award for Successfully Realizing Supermarket Energy Savings
Sanyo Electric Co. official website

Posted: 2009/03/11 06:00:15 AM