EcoCooling were called in to provide an energy efficient and effective solution to cool the top floor of Stylo Barratts three floor distribution centre in Bradford. The top floor, measuring 85 x 75m is the main picking area and owing to a large number of skylights and single skin roof, the working conditions were oppressively hot during summer.
Having previously explored the options of air conditioning which had been dismissed out of hand purely on installation costs, Nigel Booth, group property manager, asked EcoCooling to produce a proposal that would cool the environment down and imporve air quality.
As a result 15 EcoCooling ECPD down discharge coolers and six extract fans were installed in May 2007. The air is distributed down the main picking aisles and over the unpacking and dispatch zones.
Site facilities manager Keith Pemberton said there were noticeable decreases in absenteeism and a better working atmosphere since the completion of the installation.