Adande’s excellent record in the Cooling Industry Awards was maintained with further success at this year’s event. Following winning entries in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Adande was named as a finalist in two award categories at a dinner held on 24 September 2014 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
In the “Environmental Collaboration of the Year” category, Adande’s cooperation with others in the development of its Aircell air flow management system, for open front refrigerated multi deck display cases, from experimental technology to a working prototype for Tesco, earned a place in the finals. The judges noted: “To achieve the live trial at Tesco Lincoln required the aspiration of the retailer and Manor Concepts’ willingness to collaborate, as well as the engineering concept and drive of Adande and its research associates, ECH Engineering. It also needed the commitment of all parties to deliver the concept as a reality, within a relatively short window of opportunity, to meet the store opening.”
Speaking at the Cooling Industry Award event, Adande Chairman, Nigel Bell, stated: “This was a very strong category with Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability Plan for 30% absolute reduction and 65% relative reduction of carbon emissions by 2020 proving a worthy winner. The common theme of carbon reduction, within this category, demonstrates the collective will of manufacturers and end users to achieve energy savings and create a sustainable retail refrigeration sector.”
Adande also achieved finalist status in the “Refrigeration Innovation – System or Standalone” category, for the ongoing development of its Aircell air flow management system. Aircell has been designed to offer significant energy savings compared with conventional open front multi deck refrigerated display cases, without the need for physical barriers such as glass doors. The Aircell concept is based on unique and patented air flow patterns and the integrity of its air curtain, which limit chilled air spillage from the cabinet to reduce the energy required to maintain storage temperatures. The fact that less chilled air spills from the cabinet also reduces the impact of cold aisle syndrome for an improved shopping experience.
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