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Toshiba and Airedale in CIBSE finals


UK: Toshiba Air Conditioning and Airedale are amongst the shortlisted companies in the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015.

Toshiba is one of a number of finalists in the institute’s Building Performance Training Programme award, while Airedale’s Turbochill R1234ze chiller is competing for Energy Saving Product of the Year. The winners will be announced at an event in London on February 10.

David Dunn: “delighted at the recognition”

Toshiba’s training network now comprises 12 fully equipped centres in Portsmouth, Bristol, Leatherhead, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden, West Bromwich, Manchester, Sunderland, Warrington, Leeds, Glasgow and at Bray in the Republic of Ireland.

Toshiba has set up its own training centres as well as worked closely with distributors to ensure each facility is equipped with working examples of all the main types of air conditioning in use, including splits, heat pumps, ducted systems, and the latest heat recovery VRF systems.

David Dunn, general manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, said: “The centres provide a comprehensive range of both theoretical and hands-on courses aimed at engineers, consultants and end users. We are delighted that the initiative has received such high profile recognition from CIBSE.”

The new centres have capacity to train some 2,000 engineers each year, making Toshiba one of the most significant providers of specialist air conditioning training in the UK.

TurboChill-FreeCoolAiredale is no stranger to awards and it is no surprise to see the company’s 1234ze TurboChill (right) amongst the finalists for Energy Saving Product of the Year. The first chiller of this type was installed at a John Lewis store in York, UK, in April.

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