Pro-Temp Air Conditioning has received an award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with Liverpool Football Club, replacing old R22 air conditioning at Anfield, in the first year of the new the Green Gateway Awards.
Mitsubishi Electric devised the awards in order to recognise the important contribution of its partners in encouraging energy efficiency in the built environment.
Pro-Temp is a Business Solution Provider (BSP) for Mitsubishi Electric.
The award was presented to Pro-Temp at the company's recent conference held at Anfield by Mitsubishi Electric's sustainable solutions manager, Martin Fahey. He said: 'Anfield is a great example of partnership between a supplier and its customers. Liverpool's home had loads of different air conditioning equipment and types, from multiple manufacturers, and Pro-Temp were proactive in approaching the club to explain the issues with R22 and convey the benefits in upgrading.'
Pro-Temp's detailed analysis of Anfield's systems used Mitsubishi Electric's Audit Tool to show the estimated payback period on the new investment and demonstrated an average 53% reduction in run cost savings for each unit.
Jon Yeates, who founded Pro-Temp with partner Tom Hetherington, said: 'We were also able to show that the club would cut their carbon emissions by more than half using modern equipment. Our role as a BSP also meant that we were able to offer Liverpool a seven-year warranty on the new equipment and help them offset some of the capital costs against their annual tax bills using the Government's Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme.'
Pro-Temp has extensive experience of both air conditioning and heat pump design, installation and maintenance and has developed a strong relationship with Anfield, which allowed the company to help the football club plan for an R22 phase out.
'We know that there are still thousands of businesses out there that have yet to grasp the full implications of the ban on R22,' said Mr Fahey. 'What Pro-Temp has done is work with its customer to develop a planned schedule of replacement that fits in with Anfield's business plans.
'We wanted to recognise the success of this approach and acknowledge the fact that Pro-Temp has helped its customer tackle an important issue and achieve on-going savings in running costs.'
Pro-Temp also received a £1,000 donation from Mitsubishi Electric which is being donated to two charities, the Junior Diabetes Research Foudation and Crohns and Colitis UK.