U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

New and Underutilized Technology: Refrigeration Management Systems

The following information outlines key deployment considerations for refrigeration management systems within the Federal sector.


Refrigeration management systems control temperatures within walk-in coolers and freezers.


Refrigeration management systems are applicable in hospital, school, prison, housing, service, and other buildings with large kitchen facilities.

Key Factors for Deployment

Action must be taken to repair the system when refrigeration failures are identified.

Ranking Criteria

Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.

Federal Energy Savings Cost Effectiveness Probability of Success Weighted Score
0.2 4.0 3.0 38