Storing our apples and pears is very expensive. That’s why we have taken measures on our farm to drive the costs down. The cold rooms have switched from freon to ammonia cooling. This is more energy-efficient and more benign for the environment. Some rooms have also been fitted with extra insulation and the frequency-controlled condensers use less energy as well as making less noise for our neighbours. In some rooms, flaps have been fitted near the evaporation to improve ventilation inside and optimise the cooling. The heat that is produced from the refrigeration systems is used to heat our shed, the staff canteen and the house. Our sheds also all have solar panels.