UK: Staffordshire-based m&e contractor, Pro-Mec UK has received an Award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with national retailer, Iceland Frozen Foods.
Pro-Mec won Mitsubishi’s Green Gateway Award for coming up with an energy efficient alternative to the traditional heating and cooling ducted system for supermarket group Iceland.
The awards were introduced by Mitsubishi Electric for the first time last year as a means to recognise the contributions to encouraging energy efficiency in the built environment.
Iceland has traditionally used a ducted system which uses ambient fresh air, combined with electric heater batteries and overdoor heaters, but this does restrict the types of premises that the client can look to develop.
“We wanted to come up with a solution that allows Iceland to answer the heating and cooling needs of almost any desirable site”, explained Martin Chetter, director of Pro-Mec UK Ltd, who designed and installed the system.
The new solution had to be flexible, quiet, require only a small footprint for any external plant and to be able to be installed in a minimal ceiling void if required.
The solution was the installation of a Mitsubishi Electric’s City Multi R2 system to distribute excess heat from areas that need cooling, such as the refrigerators at the rear of the store, and transfers the heat to other areas where it is needed.
“Pro-Mec has demonstrated the true value of partnership between a supplier and its customers,” explained Martin Fahey, Mitsubishi Electric’s sustainable solutions manager. Pro-Mec was presented with the Award at Mitsubishi’s recent Partner Conference, held at Old Trafford Cricket club in Manchester.
Mitsubishi Electric also donated £1,000 to Pro-Mec’s preferred charity – the Midlands Air Ambulance.