The IMP Design Solution for the Expanding Cold Storage Industry

The IMP Design Solution for the Expanding Cold Storage Industry

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: 

The IMP Design Solution for the Expanding Cold Storage Industry 

Credential : 


Certified for: 

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 

COVID-19 brought many changes. Online grocery shopping, for example, increased 54% the first year. Meal-kits and prepared foods exploded. As a result, the need for food-processing and cold-storage facilities increased and continues to rise. This is in addition to the cold storage needs of other industries like pharmaceuticals and healthcare. 

This course will review the design considerations when specifying cold-storage including energy-efficiency, superior sealing, durability, and a cleanable surface that meets federal hygiene standards. We’ll introduce the Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) and how this customizable design solution meets those requirements no matter how the building is used. 

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:  

  1. Discuss the change in consumer behavior and the increasing need of industrial cold storage facilities.  
  2. Review the applications that require cold storage and the handling of perishable items. 
  3. Acknowledge how the IMP can meet the stringent requirements for cold storage including exceptional energy efficiency, protection from air/water/vapor intrusion, and a durable, washable surface to meet food-safety regulations. 
  4. Explain how IMPs contribute to LEED v4, meet Class-A Fire Rating, and extend the use-life of the building. 
  5. Identify cost efficiencies resulting from streamlined installation, low energy consumption, and a highly-durable, low-maintenance product. 

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