In honor of Earth Day, Borgen Merchandising Systems is dedicating a two-part blog series to our environmental, or “green,” manufacturing practices. From glass and lighting to structure and coils, each Borgen refrigerated system is handcrafted for quality, efficiency, and sustainability. If you missed it earlier this month, check out Part 1 of our blog series about energy-efficient refrigerated cases.

Energy-Efficient LED Light Fixtures

Every Borgen refrigerated case is equipped with a standard LED lighting system. LED lights are not only more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs or CFL lights, but they also have a longer lifespan and are more durable. Most of the heat generated by an LED is drawn away from the light source, so merchandise within the cooler will not be affected by any thermal release. Borgen can even design freezers and coolers with motion-sensitive lights. The LED fixtures will remain off until a customer activates the sensor to light up the inside of the case. Not only do the lights aid in customer experience to help them see the product, but the motion lights serve as an additional way to capture consumers’ attention. Energy efficiency is maximized because the lights illuminate only when customers approach the case.

Environmentally Friendly Powder Coat Paint

All Borgen cases are painted with our in-house, environmentally friendly powder coating process. Powder coat paint is not only eco-friendly, but it is also the preferred method of painting commercial and industrial coolers. The precision and durability of powder coating is unmatched by other painting methods, such as liquid paint. Powder coat paint is resistant to rust, chipping, scratches, fading, and other wear and tear issues. While black and silver are the most popular color choices among retailers, Borgen makes custom colors available to maintain brand and format consistency throughout the store.

Eco-Friendly Insulating Foam

Borgen Merchandising Systems was one of the first manufacturers in the industry to adopt eco-friendly insulating foam. A combination of wood and metal, each refrigerated case is insulated with foam that is environmentally friendly and leaves absolutely no gaps in the structure. The quick-drying foam expands to fully seal the structure from the inside. Because the refrigerated case is sealed without any spaces, it is able to run more efficiently, therefore minimizing wasted energy. Going green isn’t just a trend; it is vital for the sustainability of our environment. Borgen has used eco-friendly insulating foam for more than a decade, demonstrating our commitment to keeping the environment in the forefront of our business practices.


While going green is a philosophy many companies are just beginning to adopt, Borgen has always made sustainability a priority. Borgen cases are getting more energy efficient each year and are incredibly durable. With its outstanding design and construction, a single Borgen refrigerated case can last 20 years or more with a minimum of maintenance costs. And while energy efficiency is great for the environment, it also provides a significant ROI and major cost savings for retailers. If you’re looking for a way to upgrade your supermarket or wine shop, bakery or delicatessen to a more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective refrigeration system, please contact one of our sales representatives today.