The Airedale TurboChill™ and TurboChill™ FreeCool chiller with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R1234ze scooped up the ‘Energy Saving Product of the Year’ trophy at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards (February 10th).
The win follows on from three earlier commendations received in a number of other important industry awards, providing further recognition of the TurboChill’s significant energy saving credentials and low global warming impact.
The first BSI approved range of high performance chillers using the low GWP refrigerant R1234ze available from a British manufacturer, the TurboChill™ delivers an industry-leading energy efficient cooling solution with capacity to deliver up to twice as much free-cooling as equivalent thermosiphon products.
The addition of low GWP hydro-fluoro olefin (HFO) refrigerant R1234ze makes the TurboChill™ a highly sustainable option, which automatically receives two BREEAM points in recognition of its low global warming impact. R1234ze readily breaks down in the atmosphere within a very short lifetime (16.4 days) and is rated by the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) with a 100-year GWP lower than 1, which performs better than CO2.
With a large number of best-in-class names including AECOM, Barclays Bank and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets among the night’s winners, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment.
The awards focus on actual measured performance and not pure design parameters or specifications. Airedale Managing Director, Clive Parkman said: “The CIBSE Building Performance Awards are one of the industry’s flagship occasions. Needless to say we are extremely proud to receive further independent recognition of our innovation and leadership. With our approach to research and development, not only are we committed to helping customers save money but we’re also playing a lead role in helping shape the carbon reduction agenda. With this latest win we have confirmed our position as a world-leading innovator providing cost-effective, efficient cooling solutions to the benefit of our customers and the environment.”
To view the winners visit: http://www.cibse.org/building-performance-awards/winners