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Airedale and BAE Systems pick up prestigious Energy Institute award

Airedale and BAE Systems pick up prestigious Energy Institute award

Date: 20th November 2015  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Press release

Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, November 20, 2015

Cooling systems manufacturer, Airedale International, and BAE Systems Military Air & Information (MAI) have collected a third award for a year-long energy-saving retrofit programme at the global defence, aerospace and security company’s Warton site.

Airedale's Jon Cree picks up the EI Award

Shortlisted in the ‘Technology’ category in this year’s Energy Institute (EI) awards, the announcement was made on 12 November following judging by a panel of 20 energy professionals.

Specialist upgrade programmes are one of the biggest growth areas for the Leeds-based manufacturer and controls integration expert who has built up considerable expertise in the field, working with clients such as Epson, the National Gallery, Reuters, Vodafone and numerous public sector bodies.

Whilst the 12-month retrofit programme has achieved computer room air conditioning energy savings of 70-80%, equivalent to £350,000 per annum with a rapid payback of just 15 months, the manufacturer says that organisations of any size can expect to see quite significant results as a proportion of their total energy consumption.

Jon Farmer, BAE Systems MAI energy management lead said:

“Receiving the ‘Technology’ award from the Energy Institute is an accolade for which BAE Systems and the team are very grateful, in recognition of what can be achieved through partnership and innovative approaches to energy savings. The commitment invested by the team was tremendous and we are delighted that we have been recognised by an organisation as prominent in the energy management arena as the Energy Institute.”

Clive Parkman, Airedale managing director commented:

“Airedale is delighted to receive the ‘Technology’ award from the Energy Institute for our work with BAE Systems which has seen them achieve significant energy and operational savings in their critical computer room infrastructure. This is potentially one of the most prominent wins for Airedale over the last few awards seasons.
“Our approach is based on a high level of expertise in the cooling arena and a flexible methodology based on the client’s objectives. The EI award recognises just how effective a partnership approach between client and expert provider can be at achieving long-term, impactful and sustainable results.”

The EI Awards promote excellence and innovation in energy and acknowledge the important contribution made to society by those working in the sector. Lynda Armstrong OBE FEI, chair of trustees, British Safety Council, and chair of the EI Awards’ judging panel, commented:

“The entries show a real commitment to the profession, and demonstrate how the energy sector can be a force for positive change in what is a challenging environment to work in.”


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