The existing cooling systems are already somewhat outdated and therefore no longer meet the latest efficiency standards. The existing energy management system is also reaching its limits for further optimisation. Jens Schwarz therefore determines that replacing the refrigeration systems and refrigerated cabinets could greatly reduce energy costs. Moreover, this could be marketed well to the customer.
After presenting these plans to the management, however, Jens Schwarz is disillusioned to find that his plans face little approval from his employer. In particular, the size of the investment and the associated long payback periods were viewed very critically, as was the associated disruption to the operating business.