A project created by engineering academics at London South Bank University (LSBU) and the Institute of Refrigeration scooped a top environmental award at The RAC Cooling Industry Awards earlier this month.
REAL (Refrigerant Emissions and Leakage) Zero investigates refrigerant emissions and leakage in retail spaces, factories, service contracting companies amongst other industrial outlets, with the aim of making a significant reduction in UK greenhouse gas emissions (currently contributing around 3% of the total greenhouse gas impact). The project has investigated leakage from 70 systems and produced guidance, training and tools to minimize leakage.
The first of three awards to be picked up at the event was the Gold Award, which recognises those who make a significant impact on the environmental performance of the industry.
The judges stated: "In a surprisingly short time REAL Zero has been taken to the industry’s heart and has already had a part in improving UK standards. They are now poised to spread that example throughout Europe.”
The project also won the Training Programme of the Year and Marketing Initiative of the Year. Read more about the REAL Zero project.
The LSBU team of engineering academics are Issa Chaer, David Cowan, Gareth Davies, Tim Dwyer and Graeme Maidment.
Read the full story at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards website.
Posted: 15th October 2009