Foodservice and food retailing equipment manufacturer Fri-Jado has used the relocation of its head office and production facility in the Netherlands as an opportunity to establish premises which lead the way in sustainable business practice.
The company has moved to Oud Gastel, around 25 miles south of Rotterdam, where it has set new standards in environmentally responsible manufacturing. The new building has been certified as “very good” under the BREEAM standard, which is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and building projects
The tests run by Ahold and refrigeration consultancy P.W. Vlaskamp B.V. from Dordrecht showed an 8% energy efficiency improvement after the retrofit using the R-449A refrigerant. In addition, without the extra 'abatement' costs, the entire retrofit would pay for itself within five years.
Customers at the Steakhouse Amigo Ranch in Veendam, the Netherlands, enjoy their food in comfort thanks, in part, to a heat recovery system supplied by Mark Climate Technology.
The Mark Airstream CFX 6400 contains has an aluminium counterflow heat exchanger for recovering extracted heat, which is up to 90% efficient. The outdoor unit has an airflow of of 6400 m3/h. The restaurant has a 600m2 surface area and now gets ventilation without need for extra heating energy.
The kitchen now has three Mark extraction units whose air flow is 4000 m3/h.