As the world becomes increasingly aware of the harm that some human activities have on the environment, many industries are looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint.

Ice-making has traditionally relied on large amounts of energy to power ice machines and refrigeration systems, as well as using harmful refrigerants. There are now greener solutions, and Follett is one of the companies leading the way forward in this industry for energy efficient ice machines.  One of their top priorities is reducing its environmental impact. To that end, they have developed a range of products and initiatives that are designed to minimise energy consumption, reduce waste, and promote sustainability throughout the entire ice-making process. 

Here are some of the key ways that Follett is making a difference in the world of ice-making: 


Follett has developed a range of energy efficient ice machines, using up to 50% less electricity than traditional models. This is achieved through a range of innovative design features; including high-efficiency compressors, advanced sensors that regulate ice production based on demand, and advanced insulation techniques that reduce the amount of heat that escapes from the machine. 

They have also developed ice machines that are committed to saving water. For example, the Horizon Elite™ saves 35% more water in low TDS (total dissolved solids) applications and consumes 50% less water in high TDS applications than other cube ice machines.

Follett Symphony Plus Ice Machine


In the past, ice machines have used refrigerants that are harmful to the environment. All Follett ice machines, ice and water dispensers, under-counter refrigerators and freezers now use environmentally friendly (CFC-free) refrigerants – either R404a, R134a or low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerants.

One energy efficient ice machine includes the Follett Symphony Plus E12 series dispensers that use R290, a natural refrigerant with a very low GWP. 


All Follett ice machines are compliant with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which limits the use of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical equipment. By adhering to these regulations, Follett ensures the safe and responsible disposal of its products and reduces its environmental impact. 

Follett Symphony Plus Ice Machine


All Horizon self-contained air-cooled ice machines are ENERGY STAR® qualified (US only)

Horizon ice machines use an industry-exclusive aluminium bronze evaporator that’s twice as conductive as stainless steel to help reduce the load on the gear motor. With continuous ice production, the cycle is never reversed for ice removal like an ice machine, and it uses 40% less water than comparable ice machines.



Follett is a company that cares about the environment and is committed to reducing its ecological footprint. As consumers become more environmentally conscious, it’s reassuring to know that companies like Follett are doing their part to minimise their impact on our planet, and this is why Ice Cool Servicing choose to partner with them. 

Explore Follett’s energy efficient ice machines today! 


Are you unsure what ice machine is best for your business needs or budget? Call us on 01869 247947 and our experienced team will listen to your requirements and provide the best recommendations for you. Alternatively, visit our Contact Us page to send an online enquiry. 

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