Lancashire-based commercial and industrial cooling and refrigeration specialist GreenCooling has scooped the Excellence in Food Service Award at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards ceremony held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 23 September.
The award was won following the submission of detailed technical information and a case study around its Twin Energy CO2 unit.
The Twin Energy system captures the heat produced by refrigeration systems and uses this heat energy to provide heating and hot water elsewhere in the business thus reducing the overall energy demands and carbon emissions in the process.
The Twin Energy system based around a CO2 system that has the potential to operate across a temperature range from 5°C to -20°C in cooling mode and 20°C to 80°C in heating mode with 100% heat recycling.
However despite being completely self-contained, the Twin Energy unit requires a complete integrated system in order to deliver benefits to the foodservice sector, where the delivery of cooling to coldrooms, kitchen and display refrigeration is the main priority along with integrating the high temperature recycled heat in order to achieve the maximum level of cost and carbon savings.
Gary Broadbent, director at GreenCooling said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award in such a competitive category and we are equally delighted the foodservice industry is recognising the commercial benefits of effective heat recovery. With energy costs only going one way, this technology is going to become key if businesses want to stay competitive.”