How To Specify a Custom Walk-in Cooler


Norbec is pleased to offer continuing education courses. You have the opportunity to attend these courses in person or virtually. Our presentations are given by our experts in building envelope, controlled environments and cold rooms. 

In-person presentations are offered in a lunch and learn format. 


Course Title: 

How To Specify a Custom Walk-In Cooler 


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1 hour(s) of continuing education 

Course Description 

Walk-in coolers and freezers are not just for restaurants. They’re found in schools, hospitals, food-processing plants, and laboratories. Sometimes a stocked, prefabricated walk-in will suffice, but most coolers and freezers require a custom solution. 

This course will walk you through the specification considerations for a custom walk-in including size, temperature, refrigeration, energy efficiency, floors, doors, and more. You’ll see how each area relates to one another in supporting an energy-conscious and durable walk-in assembly. 

Learning Objectives 

Review all components of a walk-in cooler/freezer assembly and how an energy-efficient refrigeration system works. 

Identify all the considerations when determining the size of a walk-in cooler including the products to be stored, shelves and carts, ventilation, and future needs. 

Determine a walk-in’s temperature based on type of products, humidity, usage, and more. 

Acknowledge the importance of the cooler’s insulated panels’ R-value, efficient refrigeration, and controls/monitors to meet or exceed energy-administration requirements.  

Explain how walk-in panels contribute to LEED v4. 

Address the importance of specifying the right door, floor, finishes, and other considerations. 

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