The TCS&D Awards 2021 took place on 7th September 2021 as part of the TCS&D Show, and Star Refrigeration were announced as double winners. The awards ceremony took place at the East of England Arena in Peterborough and attracted hundreds of businesses and professionals in the TCS&D industry.
The event celebrates individuals and businesses making a difference in the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry. Star was awarded with the sought-after prize – Refrigeration Contractor of the Year. As a pioneer in natural cooling and heating technology, the company has a long trajectory helping the sector reduce its carbon footprint and transition to net zero.
Dr Rob Lamb, Group Sales & Marketing Director, said “We’re really proud to be walking away with not one but two awards from this prestigious ceremony.”
“Our team work incredibly hard to service the TCS&D industry so we are thrilled to be recognised as Refrigeration Contractor of the Year. We have also enjoyed showcasing how our energy optimisation software, Ethos, can cut carbon emissions for customers such as Asda who has been recognised in the Partnership Award.”
Star’s unrivalled knowledge of the TCS&D industry and unwavering commitment to its customers has been fundamental in achieving refrigeration related carbon targets for many owners and operators of cold stores. Asda, one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, owns nine chilled distribution centres and thanks to an initiative between Star Data Analytics, City Facilities Management has now saved over 5 GWh of electricity and 1,100 tonnes of CO2e.
This significant reduction has been achieved by installing Star’s innovative data monitoring technology, Ethos. It was piloted at one of Asda’s CDCs, and proving successful in reducing energy usage, it was then installed at all of the sites.
Ethos is a bespoke data driven analysis software. It measures the energy gap between how the plant performs and how it should perform at optimal conditions. It can then suggest corrective actions to reduce energy usage to meet environmental goals as well as provide estimates on costs and savings.
Asda is the first supermarket to use this data-led digital twin technology across all their estates. Through focusing on energy optimisation and reduction, the company has driven down its property related CO2 emissions by 43% since 2015.
Anna Flanagan, Business Development Manager at Star Data Analytics, said, “We can all agree that industry and businesses must do more to drive down carbon emissions. Partnerships like this are a fine example of how this can be achieved.”
To find out more about Star and the Ethos software go to https://www.star-ref.co.uk/service-categories/data-monitoring/
To find out more about the collaboration between Asda, City FM and Star go to https://www.star-ref.co.uk/case-studies/storage-distribution/asda/