Toshiba completes clean sweep of awards
The ground-breaking VRF system has already won the ACR News, National ACR and H&V News awards this year, and can now add to that the Air Conditioning Innovation award in the VRFs, Splits and Associated category.
The awards at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane on Wednesday night also saw John Whitehouse, founder and chairman of the Weatherite Group presented with the Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement. John, who founded the company in 1972, has guided Weatherite to its position as one of the leading HVAC and Retail/Entrance Solution providers in the UK.
In other awards, Stonegrove Refrigeration Services won both the Refrigeration Contractor of the Year award and the Industrial Project of the Year title. Kingswood Air Conditioning won the Air Conditioning Contractor award.
Jack Wooton of JD Industrial Cooling was named National Student of the Year.
Refrigeration Product – Accessory, Component or Process: Gel-Clear condensate drain tablets
Refrigeration Product of the Year, System or Standalone: Rittal Blue e+
Air Conditioning Product of the year, System or Standalone: Mitsubishi Electric City Multi Hybrid VRF
Air Conditioning Product of the Year, Accessory, Component or Process: Aspen Pumps Micro-v i4
International Achievement of the Year: Walmart Refrigeration and ASDA
Building Energy Project of the Year: Climaveneta
Retail Project of the Year: UltraRefUK for SeeWoo
Heat Pump Technology of the Year: Klima Therm UK
Refrigeration Innovation of the Year – Accessory, Component or Process: FridgeWize Q Blade
Refrigeration Innovation, System or Standalone: Arctic Circle Optimiser
Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year, Chillers and Process: Samsung DVM Chiller
The Low Carbon Achievement Award: ASDA, City FM, CBES & BJA Refrigeration
Environmental Collaboration of the Year: Trailblazer apprenticeship Employers Group
Retail Initiative of the Year: Marks & Spencer
RAC Gold Award: Brian Churchyard
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.