Many laboratory heads, facility managers and procurement leads put sustainability high on their agendas and often list it within their buying criteria alongside things such as value for money, specifications, quality and after-sales support. Therefore, users must identify and source the most energy-efficient product and solutions for the laboratory.
Cold storage is one of the main areas of focus in reducing energy use within the laboratory, used for a wide range of applications from stocking reagents and chemicals used within laboratory processes to storing patient and research samples or medicines, biologics and other finished products.
One way of exploring for more sustainable cold storage equipment is to search for the ENERGY STAR® symbol. ENERGY STAR® is the US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions, save money and protect the environment.
The data is available through the program’s online tool, allowing users to select and compare different brands and models to make choosing a freezer or refrigerator a little easier.
Haier Biomedical, an ENERGY STAR partner, has numerous refrigerators, biomedical freezers and ULT freezers which have earned the ENERGY STAR. There are 49 different Haier Biomedical models listed in the laboratory-grade refrigerators and freezers section.
These include models within the HYC range of pharmacy refrigerators, HLR high-performance laboratory refrigerators, low energy, ultra-low energy and TwinCool ULT freezers and -30°C biomedical freezers. The newest models listed on the website, independently tested and accredited, are the HLR-310FL and HYC-639.
Part of Haier Biomedical’s mission is to develop more sustainable products and build an ecosystem of IoT-enabled solutions that give users more data to reduce resources, improve efficiencies, and lower costs. For further information about Haier Biomedical energy-efficient cold storage options, all with hydrocarbon refrigeration which has zero impact on the ozone, join the Haier Biomedical team @ www.haiermedical.com