Danfoss has named supermarket chain Winn-Dixie as the winner of its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year Award.
Winn-Dixie, a subsidiary of Bi-Lo Holdings, is using Danfoss AK-SC 255 system controllers integrated with Danfoss Electronically Delivered Services (EDS) to improve store energy use.
The system controller and services provided by Danfoss enable food retailers to continuously improve stores via energy monitoring and benchmarking, as well as maintain and sustain energy savings. The AK-SC 255 system controller uses intelligent optimization to help users drive down refrigeration, HVAC, lighting, and other operation costs, and features an advanced alarm monitoring system that provides immediate warnings, including refrigerant leak detection, that ensure food safety and improve risk management.
For Winn-Dixie, the program and collaboration with Danfoss has resulted in a reduction of more than 53.4 million kWh over the past two years, which equates to savings of more than $5.3 million. Less energy consumption also means that Winn-Dixie has reduced its annual carbon dioxide emissions in excess of 41,000 metric tons.
“Danfoss launched this program to demonstrate the business value of investing in energy efficiency and environment responsibility,” said John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America. “We congratulate and thank Winn-Dixie for its efforts to advance energy-efficient, sustainable solutions that support improved performance and profitability, higher standards, and lower operating costs.”