GO Outdoors, feeling right at home with EcoCooling
17th January 2019
GO Outdoors, the UKs largest outdoor store, has contracted the installation of EcoCooling evaporative cooling equipment in another 9 of its stores.
Working with installer Celsius Design, the contract was awarded based on the success of existing ECP equipment in 13 sites across the UK. The EcoCoolers have been running for over 2 years in some of these sites and GO Outdoors have reported fantastic results in energy efficiency, performance and cost savings.
“Celsius installed all the EcoCooling systems during normal trading hours with no downtime or disruption to trading. The systems work very well and have vastly improved conditions in the stores for our customers and staff, hence the reason we have installed the second phase of systems”
Alistair Reid, Facilities, Energy and Environment Manage, GO Outdoors Ltd
In the summer months, rising temperatures in stores had resulted in some uncomfortable conditions for staff and customers. The EcoCooling evaporative cooling solution provided the stores with a cost effective fresh air cooling system which could provide cool, fresh air to the stores all year around without the need for refrigeration-based equipment. A single small EcoCooler can provide cooling for 250sqm of factory or warehouse floor with a power draw of 13A single phase.
Energy Consumption: Running costs for a single unit ECP external EcoCooler Small based on an average airflow of 12,000 m3/hr are:
|Utility||Usage and Cost per Hour|
|Water Consumption (average)||£0.012|
|Total Cost per Hour||£0.132|
|Total cost per 168-hour continuous working week||£22.18|
EcoCooling predicts the annual costs per GO Outdoors store to be just £900 as opposed to £12,000 per store annually for air conditioning.
Saving energy with the evaporative cooling system means that not only are the annual operating costs lower, but GO Outdoors will save 50 tonnes of carbon per year compared to air conditioning systems.
It’s Science not Magic
During colder weather the EcoCooling system works in ventilation mode, outside air is used to cool the building while hot air is extracted out. On hotter days, the natural process of evaporation is used in EcoCoolers to cool incoming air. By evaporating water into the air, temperatures are reduced without the need for mechanical refrigeration, making evaporative cooling an economically viable and green option for large building and process cooling.
“EcoCooling provided proof of the efficiency of evaporative cooling. Combined with their experience, we knew we had made the right decision.”
John Hinde, Retail Director at GO Outdoors
After the next phase of 9 stores, Go Outdoors will have over 70 ECP EcoCoolers installed across their estate, keeping temperatures under 25C all year round and ensuring the store environment is fresh and cool.
‘We are delighted that GO Outdoors has chosen our ECP range to roll out in their next phase of stores. The product is the go-to cooler for the industrial market due to its simple design and maintainability as well as its energy efficiency.”
Emma Beresford, EcoCooling Sales Manager
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