Refrigeration Engineering

Efficiency and sustainability fundamentally drive every system we design, and our vast portfolio includes more than 2,000 commercial refrigeration projects. Some of our most groundbreaking work has included design of the first Ammonia/CO2 Cascade system in a grocery store in the U.S., and one of our designs earning the EPA GreenChill Partnership program‘s first Platinum rating for a grocery store.

Bringing Energy-Efficient Refrigeration Systems to Life

Touting achievements like the nation’s first all-natural supermarket refrigeration system, our team of designers and engineers bring leading-edge experience to the development of innovative refrigeration solutions. We actively seek out, research, and employ new technologies that propel our clients into the future of natural and efficient refrigeration design.

Design For All Shapes and Sizes

Our team can tackle refrigeration system design for new systems, upgrades, and retrofits — for retail centers and other buildings of every shape, size, and functionality. Following are descriptions of some of the work we complete regularly:

According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations), the food sector accounts for around 30% of the world’s total energy consumption and around 22% of total GHG emissions, which is why we focus on store optimization services — to minimize those impacts. Our goal is to understand your operational requirements and provide energy-reducing solutions that will fit within your budget. We strive to turn opportunities into realized savings for our clients through deployment of responsible energy solutions.

Our team invests significant resources into researching next-generation, “natural” refrigeration systems. We work with the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program, as well as the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) to advance the knowledge of these forward-thinking systems. With this deep-set knowledge, our team is equipped to present solutions that are right for the environment and for the business, both now and into the future.

As one of the largest refrigeration engineering groups in the country, our knowledge and experience runs deep. Typical services may include anything from standard design, coordination, and construction document development for permitting and bidding, to full-criteria development for large-scale programs.

Cushing Terrell has developed a robust door retrofit program for open, multi-deck refrigerated cases. Our turnkey approach helps retailers identify what stores would benefit most from door retrofit, accounting for all the applicable weighted factors. Once feasibility is established, Cushing Terrell oversees the project start to finish, including utility incentive work, existing condition verification, refrigeration design, purchasing of doors, installation, refrigeration systems modifications, construction management, and commissioning.

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Co-Director, Refrigeration Engineering

Co-Director, Refrigeration Engineering