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Buying in bulk—refrigerators

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Snap shot of expected savings

200 refrigerator-freezers with top-mounted freezer (13-year life)
Equipment ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 73,216 951,809 81,351 1,057,566
Energy cost
(@ 13.1¢/kWh)
$9,626 $76,085 $10,696 $84,539
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $9,626 $76,085 $10,696 $84,539
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $76,085   $84,539
Total energy savings (kWh) 8,135 105,757    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $1,070 $8,454    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
1,139 14,806    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

This estimate of energy, cost and emissions savings was calculated using base energy prices and other factors developed from Government of Canada data and national average energy rates.

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