The Decathlon store, Stockport

The Decathlon store, Stockport

Type of works: supply of 12 EcoCoolers with extract fans.

The Decathlon store at Stockport was refurbished in 2009. The existing refrigeration-based air handlers provided only 100kW of cooling and in-store temperatures reaching 40°C were experienced during hot periods. An independent report commissioned by the store prior to refurbishment recommended at least 400kW of cooling. An analysis showed the comparison between EcoCooling and refrigeration.

At total of 12 EcoCoolers, together with extract fans, were fitted to the store. The EcoCoolers and extract fans are thermostatically controlled in four zones. Down-discharge EcoCoolers distribute air to 8-way plenum chambers positioned above the lighting level. The performance of the cooling system was monitored during a warm period in July 2009.

It can be seen from the graph that the store temperature never exceed 24°C.

Another benefit of the EcoCooling system is the compliance with the building regulations requirements for minimum ventilation, thus avoiding further capital expense. The end result is a low-cost system, providing comfortable retail conditions with annual running costs of less that £1,000 per year and a reduction of 50 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions.

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