Wolseley UK won the Data Centre Cooling Impact category at the RAC Cooling Awards.
For defying convention when building their newest data centre – located at Wolseley UK’s National Distribution Centre – resulting in a 12% reduction in energy consumption, it was revealed on September 23rd that Wolseley had won.
Wolseley achieved this by implementing a series of controls which enabled the centre to run at a temperature of 27°C instead of the traditional 22°C. This has also led to an 11% increase in capacity for equipment.
Members of the industry came together at the London Hilton for a night of celebration. Andy Wighton, Pipe and Climate Center managing director, John Page, Wolseley UK facilities manager, and Dylan Lupton, IT data centre manager, accepted the award on behalf of Wolseley.
Andrew Gaved, RAC editor, said: “What was great about this year’s winners was the sheer diversity of innovation on show – from novel use of alternative refrigerants, to apps, to new ways to reach future generations of engineers.”
Robert Franklin, Climate Center business development, added: “Wolseley UK is well positioned to lead the industry with projects like the European Data Centre because it is at the helm of the latest technologies from across the industry. Climate Center, in particular, provides its customers with bespoke refrigeration and air conditioning solutions and our team are here to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with our customers.”