Banco Fresco is a food retail chain specialising in fresh produce whose format evokes covered markets interpreted in a modern key and whose attention to the environment is particularly high, given that the objective is also to reduce packaging to zero. For the design of the mechanical and electrical systems of the new point of sale in Garbagnate Milanese, the eighth in Italy and which will house more than 5,000 references, Banco Fresco has entrusted Dabster Engineering with the task of designing a structure dedicated to high energy saving and the use of renewable sources. The sales area covers about 1250 square metres, next to 750 square metres dedicated to laboratories and rooms for the preparation of fresh food, warehouses, cold stores, offices and service rooms. Relying on renewable energy sources was the first and necessary starting point for espousing the customer’s environmental philosophy, so the roof was used for the photovoltaic system and to generate part of the energy that the refrigerated counters in particular need. From the heat recovered from them, by means of high-efficiency heat pump boilers equipped with exchangers, we obtained free hot water necessary for the processing operations in the food processing workshops. We then planned the installation of heat recovery units for the treatment of room air and heat pumps with VRV technology. The shop was opened on 1 April 2023.
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