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Go Outdoors

Go Outdoors

GO Outdoors was looking for a green, low-cost solution for its in-store cooling and wanted an alternative to traditional air conditioning.

The important factors for GO Outdoors were the capital cost, operational and energy efficiency.

John Hinde, Retail Director of GO Outdoors said: “The needs of our customers are key and a comfortable store environment will help them have a much more enjoyable shopping experience. At the same time, we want to make the workplace safe and healthy for our colleagues.”

EcoCooling’s ECP Active Coolers were chosen following an impressive demo at a nearby unit. The GO Outdoors store in Taunton was the first to be completed as a test to ensure that the coolers could deliver what was required.

With reports of a comfortable 21°C on the mezzanine floor throughout the summer, the GO Outdoors team knew that it could rely on the EcoCooler technology.

Following the success at the Taunton store, the small EcoCoolers were installed by an approved installer, Celsius Design, across 12 more GO Outdoors stores.

The EcoCooling control system was configured to only use evaporative cooling when the ambient temperature goes above 15°C.

It was also programmed so that the end of any cooling period would end with pure ventilation to remove any high relative humidity air from the building. Installation was finished in record time, during normal working hours without disruption to the store’s operation.

An effective cooling solution with a projected annual running cost of £900 per store compared to £12,000 for air conditioning, which is a huge saving when multiplied across 13 stores.

Yearly carbon emissions by 50 tonnes per store compared to air conditioning systems, helping to make the company more carbon neutral.

Impressed with the performance of the coolers, Celsius Design has since completed installations at a further ten GO Outdoors stores, meaning a total of 23 stores are reaping the cooling and cost-saving benefits.

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