Master-Bilt to offer energy efficient options in 2009

The Federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will go into effect on January 1, 2009. Master-Bilt, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration systems for 70 years, is ready for the transition, offering numerous energy efficient options on their walk-in coolers and freezers which are compliant with the new federal regulations.

Among Master-Bilt’s energy efficient options are the four-foot T5 fluorescent ceiling fixtures and compact fluorescent bulbs for the vapor proof door fixture, which exceed efficacy of 40 lumens per watt. Additionally, Master-Bilt’s optional MBWA Digital Walk-in Alarm and Light Management System can be programmed to turn off the lights after 15 minutes.

“Master-Bilt recognizes the growing trend and demand for ‘green’ equipment solutions,” says Bill Huffman, vice president of sales and marketing for Master-Bilt. “We are always looking for ways to provide products that will help our customers reap the environmental and economical benefits of energy efficient equipment.”

Master-Bilt offers a complete line of refrigerated coolers and freezers, and strives to meet growing demand for energy efficient equipment. Their Energy Saver program helps users to quickly identify their products that reduce energy usage. Master-Bilt’s markets of specialty include: restaurants, convenience stores, dairies, warehousing and drug stores.

According to, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will increase our energy security, expand the production of renewable fuels, and make America stronger, safer, and cleaner for future generations.

The bill includes provisions to improve energy efficiency in lighting and appliances, as well as requirements for Federal agency efficiency and renewable energy use that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  For example: The bill will require all general purpose lighting in Federal buildings to use Energy Star® products or products designated under the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) by the end of Fiscal Year 2013.

According to, The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, originally named the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007, is an Act of Congress concerning the energy policy of the United States. President Bush signed it into law on December 19, 2007.