Eaton-Williams wins National Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Award

Jan 2 2013


Eaton-Williams and Verne Global won Best Commercial Project of the Year 2012 at the National Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards and was Highly Commended with Colt for Best End User.

The trophy was awarded in recognition for Verne Global’s carbon neutral data centre in Iceland which was designed, built and commissioned within a four month time frame.

With a focus on energy and system efficiency, Verne Global worked closely with Eaton-Williams and Colt to maximise natural resources and implement a free cooling solution, whilst providing the optimal protection of a closed loop system without compressors. The temperature controlled environment was ASHRAE T.C 9.9 compliant.

“Verne Global’s pioneering data centre is one of the world’s first zero carbon datacentres. Eaton-Williams expertise in delivering a customised solution focusing on free-cooling is helping Verne Global to realise tangible benefits in reduced emissions and energy savings” comments Gerry Stapley, Managing Director of Eaton-Williams.

The judges remarked that the Verne Global project was: “An excellent application of technologies.”

Eaton-Williams’ along with its customer Colt were also Highly Commended in the Best End User category for the construction of a Tier 3 Modular Data Centre in North London.

Colt’s innovative approach to building data centres has broken the mould and setting new standards and design in the construction and delivery of large, energy efficient data centres.

The judges commented the project provided Eaton-Williams with: “Great opportunities in creating flexibility to match the client’s requirements.”

Eaton-Williams was also short-listed for two other awards: Air Conditioning Project of the Year – FANWALL TECHNOLOGY™ and Environmental Champion jointly with Verne Global.


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