ACR Project of the Year
Project: Maurer Bakery Cascade
Maurer’s decision criteria over the refrigeration system for their new bakery plant was the ability not only to meet incoming regulations but to implement a strategy that would bear down on energy consumption and enable the company to meet its stated environmental aims.
Highly Commended: I-I-Ice Ltd
Domestic Air Source Project
Winners: Viessmann & Matrix Energy Systems
Project: Gatton Barn Farm
Gatton Barn Farm had previously been an open barn without insulation or a heating system. The conversion saw it become a living area, care facility and home for the four members of the Davies family, with additional space for two carers who live permanently on site.
Highly Commended: Geo Warmth
Domestic Ground Source Project
Winner: Geothermal Solar UK
Project: Dimplex Solution in Kincraig
Alan Bell approached BRE Scotland in August 2014, looking for a recommendation for a company to install a ground source Heat-pump using a Burren (river) beside his house as a heat source. The house, situated at Kincraig, Scotland was built 20 years ago heated with an oil boiler.
Highly Commended: Viessmann
ACR Product of the Year
Winner: Toshiba Air Conditioning
Product: SMMS-e VRF system
Developments in three core technologies - the compressor, heat exchanger and advanced intelligent control - combine to ensure all outdoor units in the new SMMS-E VRF range have an ESEER higher than 7, an industry first.
Highly Commended: Mitsubishi Electric
Non-Domestic Ground Source Project
Winner: HT Energy – NIBE
Project: AV Dawson Steel Store
AV Dawson is a truly multimodal provider offering logistic services including road transport; rail freight; quayside loading and unloading as well as warehousing and storage, all from their Teesside Hub. They have created a purpose built storage facility allowing the store to hold over £15 million worth of stock at any one time.
Highly Commended: Kimpton Energy Solutions Grade 1 listed Country House
Non-Domestic Air Source Project
Winner: Foster & Partners
Project: South London Campus
Architects Foster & Partners wanted to improve energy efficiency at their central London campus by moving away from traditional gas supply. The architecture, design and engineering firm were keen to demonstrate the effectiveness of renewable technology in an internal project.
Highly Commended: SMS (Specialist Mechanical Services) - Montrose Port Authority
ACR Ancillary Product 2016
Winner: Geyser Thermal
Product: Heat Recovery Unit
The Geyser heat recovery unit uses energy from AC and refrigeration systems that is usually discharged to atmosphere to provide free hot water and at the same time reduces energy consumption by the AC/refrigeration equipment.
Highly Commended: Javac
Refrigeration Product of the Year 2016
Product: Matchbox Refrigerated Drawers
The Adande Matchbox system with hydrocarbon refrigerant operates on R600a, which is a non-toxic chemical compound, demonstrating negligible ozone depletion characteristics and a very low global warming potential. Models operating on hydrocarbon refrigerant are available at no additional capital cost.
Highly Commended: Gram UK - The Superior Plus 72e
Heat Pump Product of the Year 2016
Winner: Mitsubishi Electric
Product: Fifth Generation Ecodan Range
With the launch of the fifth generation of the Ecodan range of air source heat pumps, Mitsubishi Electric is pushing the technological boundaries for domestic heat pumps once again and demonstrating to the market how the technology can capitalise on the significant opportunity for growth that currently exists.
Highly Commended: Space Air (on behalf of DAIKIN EUROPE) - VRV IV i-Series
Highly Commended: Vaillant Ltd
In-Situ Monitoring Award 2016
Winner: Mitsubishi Electric
Product: Remote Energy Monitoring
Mitsubishi Electric took in-situ monitoring to a whole new level with the introduction of remote energy monitoring as standard on all Ecodan air source heat pumps from 19th January 2015.
Every single Ecodan installed will now include remote energy monitoring which aids applications.
Highly Commended: Daikin UK (on behalf of Daikin Europe) - High Efficiencies of Hybrid System
ACR Contractor of the Year 2016
Winner: A1 Engineering Solutions
A1 Engineering Solutions is proudly celebrating 30 years of trading. This family run business has weathered two recessions and has grown significantly over the past 30 years into the successful, progressive business we see today, with the same key goal of delivering a quality product and excellent customer service.
Highly Commended: Ryan Jayberg
Heat Pump Installer of the Year 2016
Winner: Ground Heat Installations
Dave Thompson, the Managing Director of Ground Heat first began installing heat pumps over twelve years ago. As Installations Manager for a plumbing and heating company he was called out to look at a heat pump on behalf of Ice Energy and has never looked back since.
Highly Commended: Matrix Energy Systems
Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year 2016
Winner: RW Refrigeration Wholesale
RW was the former American owned United Refrigeration Wholesale UK business established in the early 90’s.
In 2011 the Swedish wholesale giant Beijer Ref acquired United Refrigeration UK and decided that United would remain as an ‘independent’ UK refrigeration and AC wholesaler. Beijer Ref identified the business as a strategic acquisition that offered strong synergy with other companies within the group.
Highly Commended: Hawco