Artus™ by Airedale crowned RAC Cooling Awards Product of the Year – Systems 2017
Airedale International Air Conditioning, the British cooling systems manufacturer, in partnership with ARUP consultancy, were crowned as winners at the RAC Cooling Awards, in the Product of the Year – Systems category, on Wednesday 27 September 2017.
The award was presented to the new Artus™ product, a highly energy efficient, hybrid fan coil unit (FCU), which launches in the late Autumn of this year. The RAC Cooling Industry Awards (#CoolingAwards), champion the leading innovations and environmental successes in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, and are now in their 13th year.
Airedale and Arup competed for the accolade alongside six other AC innovations, in what was a competitive award group. From such a strong category, Airedale was thrilled that the judging panel chose the Artus™ system as the overall winner. Having already been awarded the ‘M&S Big Innovation Pitch’ title earlier in the year, this accolade provides further recognition and shows the potential seen in the product.
Tony Cole, Managing Director, Airedale commented, “We are so pleased that we have been chosen as the winner of the RAC Cooling Awards, Product of the Year – Systems."
"The recognition is rich reward and testament to a highly talented research and development team. The Artus™ has the potential to offer the industry a step change, eliminating the current problems associated with existing AC systems. Artus™ can be used in many building sectors to make air conditioning much more energy efficient."
"As a British Manufacturer, we are proud that Artus™ has been conceptualised, designed and proven in the UK, and will be 100% ‘Made-in-Britain’. It is an exciting time for everyone involved and is just the start as production commences this Autumn.”
Airedale’s winning product, the Artus™ Hybrid Fan Coil Unit, offers a fully-packaged, plug-and-play, single-supplier system and a host of benefits. These include self-access, reduced ceiling clutter and minimised ceiling void heights. As the unit is fully-packaged, there is no need for the specification of ancillary controls.
Artus™ unlocks multiple benefits for a range of users. From building developers, M&E consultants, contractors, and commissioning/FM engineers, Artus™ is a high-quality, low-energy system, compact, Part L building regulation compliant and BREEAM credit contributing. Artus™ uses just 1/3 of the specific fan power of a typical fan coil unit (FCU).
It is perfect for both; cost-sensitive new-builds, height constrained refurbishments and energy conscious end-users. With sustainability, innovation and efficiency at its heart, Artus™ combines the flexibility of traditional fan coil units with the low-energy usage of chilled beams, at a cost, comparable with FCUs.
Launching this Autumn, Artus™ will solve the biggest complaints in comfort cooling, including; energy efficiency, draughts and dead spots, space claim of secondary ductwork, unit footprint, cluttered ceiling void services, and restrictive access for maintenance and installation.
To discover more about Artus™, please visit http://www.airedale.com/Artus