Artus™ by Airedale crowned RAC Cooling Awards Product of the Year – Systems 2017
Date: 28th September 2017 | Posted by: Airedale Team | Posted in: Press release
Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, 28/09/2017
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
"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
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.