Toshiba Air Conditioning, a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited (‘Toshiba’) achieved a double triumph at the finals of the ACR News Awards 2013, held in London yesterday.
The company won the prestigious Air Conditioning Product of the Year Award for its ground-breaking refrigerant leak detection and containment system.
The system offers complete protection and assurance for air conditioning end users, building occupiers and the environment.
The suite of technologies constantly monitors and manages refrigerant content within air conditioning systems, and includes the first system to offer full automatic pump down of refrigerant in the event of a major leak, delivering the ultimate fail-safe condition.
It is considered so effective that buildings equipped with the new Toshiba system qualify for additional BREEAM points, significantly boosting their environmental credentials.
In an exceptional night, Toshiba was also presented with the award for Environmental Initiative of the Year, for its pioneering achievement of carbon neutral status for its Air Conditioning division.
This required a meticulous assessment of energy consumption and carbon emissions across all the company’s activities, including transportation of products from Japan and commute journeys to and from work by employees.
Toshiba invested in carbon credits from renewable energy and forest protection projects in Kenya and China, independently validated and verified by third party standards.
After a huge amount of analysis and follow-up work, and following validation by greenhouse gas experts, Toshiba Air Conditioning became a certified CarbonNeutral® division of Toshiba in April 2012.
The judges praised Toshiba for its vision and leadership in both technical and environmental fields, which provided an example for the industry as whole in how to respond creatively and responsibly to the environmental challenge.
David Dunn, Toshiba Air Conditioning’s commercial director, said: “It is obviously gratifying to be recognised by one’s peers and the industry at large.
“Our focus has been simple but unswerving: to deliver the best products in the most environmentally responsible way. We believe it is the right approach, and we will continue to take a leadership role in the market.”
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