Star win Best Ecological Product Award at BBH Awards 2009
Star Refrigeration picked up the prestigious ‘Award for Best Ecological Product’ at this year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards, which was held at The Brewery, London, on November 12th 2009. The event celebrates and rewards the best healthcare building projects, product design and estates & facilities management with one ultimate goal – to improve the patient experience.
Star beat off competition from other companies, including Dyson, to claim the ‘Best Ecological Product’ for its ammonia chiller installation at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Two off 1250kW water cooled ammonia chillers provide +6°C chilled water for the hospital’s cooling system and waste heat from the chillers is reclaimed for the heating system.
On receiving the award, Dave Pearson, Director of Innovation, commented: “Having the vision to purchase a system with a 20 year life would take fantastic vision in itself, but picking one using a natural refrigerant is even more ecologically aware. GOSH will reap the benefits of lower energy costs and a reduced carbon footprint during the operational life of the plant.”