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Study by Critical Cooling Specialists Demonstrates 44% Data Centre Cooling Energy Savings

Airedale by ModineTM, the critical cooling specialists, recently announced the results of a new study showing that a 44% energy saving can be achieved in data centre cooling operations by the deployment of advanced cooling technologies.

The study is based on a 10MW data centre in London, and evidences the savings available at full and part load against a standard and recognisable data centre cooling specification, detailing the methodology, technology and assumptions applied.

Airedale has a strong legacy when it comes to sustainable cooling solutions and is a recognised pioneer in free cooling, software, product/system design and the use of refrigerant technology with low global warming potential (GWP). The study was conducted as part of Airedale research into leveraging and evolving existing technologies to deliver meaningful energy performance improvements.

Taking a standard cooling specification as a baseline, Airedale calculated energy performance of several cooling enhancements, including an increase in CRAH coil depth, chiller with enhanced free cooling technology and an cooling optimisation software package.

Commenting on the study, Patrick Cotton, Global Chiller Product Manager at Airedale said,

“Data centres are at a critical moment when it comes to technological advancement and environmental sustainability. As individuals who care about the planet, and engineers keen to see technology advance, it important for us to find the sweet spot where our technology is helping the industry to grow in the right way.”

Patrick continued,

“These results have already generated excitement among our clients, some of whom have already deployed the enhanced technologies. Having been verified by a team of Airedale engineers, we are keen to share the science behind them. We cannot be shy about something that can make a real impact on sustainability.”

The study has been published in the form of a white paper, with contributions from senior members of the Airedale global product team. The document explains the methodology of the study, the results and shares the science behind how they have been achieved. The white paper is available now from the Airedale website. Click here to download.

This whitepaper was also presented as part of the Datacentre Dynamics’ Efficient Cooling Design broadcast. Click here to view this recording.


About Airedale

At Airedale, we believe that air conditioning has a critical role to play in an increasingly connected world. We also passionately believe that air conditioning equipment must play a responsible role in an era where sustainability is key to the preservation of our planet. Airedale is a global specialist in providing complete cooling solutions to industries where HVAC is mission critical, like data centres, healthcare, telecoms, education and pharmaceuticals. Our leading edge products, including chillers, close control and air handling units, are backed up with intelligent software solutions and complete applications and service support. With a strong R&D ethos rooted in sustainability and quality, Airedale’s 600+ employees are committed to providing experiences, products, service and solutions that support our clients in meeting  their performance, efficiency and sustainability goals. Headquartered in Leeds, U.K. and with facilities in Consett (U.K.), Guadalajara (Spain), Dubai (UAE), Rockbridge (U.S.) and Grenada (U.S.), Airedale is part of Modine (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions. For more information visit

About Modine

At Modine, we are Engineering a Cleaner, Healthier World™. Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 11,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (U.S.), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Modine, visit

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