Delhaize in Belgium improves sustainability and exploits heat and rooftop space
The Delhaize supermarket in Belgium has the first greenhouse in Europe on the top of a supermarket.
They use SteelX to create synergy between two ideas – an efficient store with CO2 installation that supplies the store and the Urban Farm with reclaimed heat.
End-user: Delhaize Belgium
Segment: Food retail
Background: Heat reclaimed from transcritical CO2 refrigeration system to heat retailer’s rooftop Urban Farm
SteelX cools, freezes and re-uses heat for Belgian supermarket and its rooftop Urban Farm
Why the SteelX is a perfect match
> The customisable platform allows for the needed capacity functionality
> The narrow (only 800mm) rack frame makes installation easy
> Advanced heat recovery ensuring heat is recovered and used for the Urban Farm
> Parallel compression is used to ensure high efficiency at reasonable cost
> The SteelX delivers 100% of heating to the Urban Farm
> Reclaiming heat from CO2 installations is used to heat stores and produce hot water
> By 2050, Delhaize is aiming to reduce emissions up to 70%
CO2 is the way to go David Schalenbourg, director of building projects, Delhaize Belgium