CIBSE Yorkshire Awards win for Airedale

Airedale International wins CIBSE Yorkshire Region Manufacturers Award for its multiple-award-winning Artus – hybrid low energy fan coil unit. 10 November 2017 was a chance to entertain, reward and highlight the excellent work by Yorkshire-based organisations. Nearly 400 people from all parts of the construction industry gathered at the New Dock entertainment suite, Royal Armouries, Leeds. The evening featured three fantastic speakers. These included, Kayley Lockhead, (From NG Bailey) who spoke about STEER Group mentoring, resulting in over 40 offers of support on the night. Martin Brown (from Fairsnape) then identified the different ways in which we can all develop sustainability within the built environment, going beyond energy efficiency. Finally, Prof Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA shared projects that he is involved with to achieve sustainable development around the world. Following on from the guest speakers, awarding took place in 12 categories. These ranged from Yorkshire Region Project of the Year to the CIBSE Yorkshire Region Student Award, where their college or University nominated students. Airedale is humbled and proud to have won the CIBSE Yorkshire Region Manufacturers Award category for its multiple-award-winning Artus – hybrid low energy fan coil unit. A system conceptualised, designed and manufactured in partnership with Arup consultancy.. Artus has already won two awards in 2017 and continues to impress judges with its potential, challenging existing solutions and meeting industry needs. Tony Cole, Managing Director, Airedale commented, “We are thrilled to be crowned CIBSE Yorkshire Region Manufacturers of the Year. It means so much to us to receive this prestigious accolade.” “As the judges commented, the category was beyond strong. That makes it all the more pleasing and humbling to have won the award. It is certainly a testament to the talented female and male problem-solvers that we employ here at Airedale, and who have brought this product to market.” 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. Available now, 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.

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