National ACR & Heat Pump Awards shortlist for 2022


28 April 2022

The National ACR & Heat Pump Awards, hosted by ACR Journal and Heat Pumps Today, will be held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on June 9. With judging now complete, the following people, projects and businesses have been shortlisted:


  • Freedom Heat Pumps UK
  • Secon Renewables and AUK


  • Energie Solutions 
  • The RACA Group
  • GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies 
  • Cross Group

ACR Product

  • HAORI (Toshiba)
  • Sintra Pulsion (Cross Group)
  • Etherea with nanoe X Technology (Panasonic)
  • Fujitsu DX Kits (Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK)
  • Utopia Prime (Johnson Controls Hitachi)
  • Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A) from Chemours

ACR Project

  • NHS Nightingale Hospital, Exeter (Toshiba and TClarke)
  • Compressor Replacements (GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies)
  • Covid-19 Testing Facilities in Scotland (Toshiba Carrier UK and Livingston Building Services)
  • West Country Fast-track Covid-10 Testing Laboratory (Toshiba and Totus)
  • 22 Bishopsgate (Carrier and Michael J Lonsdale)
  • Liverpool Music Academy (Select Air Services, CDL and Toshiba)
  • Polarspeed Sintra Installation (Cross Group)
  • DX solution for Primark, Manchester (Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK and CDL)

ACR Ancillary Product

  • Compressor Replacements (GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies)
  • XCT7 Condenser Connection Kit (Carrier)
  • Digital Network (BITZER)
  • City Multi Vertical HBC (Mitsubishi Electric)
  • VRF Controller PC-ARFG-E (Hitachi Air Conditioning UK & Ireland)

Chiller Product

  • GoracChiller (G&O Refrigeration)
  • Redefined YVAA (Johnson Controls – YORK)
  • Water and Air Cooled Chillers (Ecochillers Inc)

Refrigeration Project/innovation

  • Welvent installation of Opteon™ XL40 for crop storage (Chemours)
  • EnergiVault/BITZER (BITZER UK)
  • Cross Group – CFUK London Gateway (Cross Refrigeration (NI) Ltd)
  • Hull Ice Rink (G&O Refrigeration and Ice Tech UK)
  • Project Aquarius (SURE Solutions)
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital Chiller Upgrade (Mitsubishi Electric)

Training Provider

  • Climalife – College Speaker Programme
  • Centro Studi Galileo
  • Mitsubishi Electric – Blended Learning Programme

Company Environmental Initiative

  • Grant Project Zero (Grant Engineering UK)
  • Compressor Replacements (GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies)
  • ViMove (Viessmann)
  • If a Small Company Can, Every Company Can! (Energie Solutions)
  • Tiny Forest Partnership (Vaillant)

Marketing Initiative

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  • With You on the Journey (Grant Engineering UK)
  • Let’s START a Global Conversation! (OMEGA Solutions & Refrigeration Mentor)
  • Buildings as Safe Havens (Mitsubishi Electric & BESA)
  • Reducing Operation Costs with Fujitsu Webstore (Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK)

Heat Pump Product

  • Industrial High Temperature Heat Pump with R290/R600 (Officine Mario Dorin)
  • Aerona³ R32 Air Source Heat Pump Range (Grant Engineering UK)
  • M Thermal (Midea Cooling & Heating)
  • FUSION FPH-S Hybrid Hot Water System (Adveco)
  • 108 Anti-Freeze Valve (Altecnic) 
  • Ecodan Hydrodan (Mitsubishi Electric)
  • Hi Kumo Pro (Johnson Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe)
  • Therma V R32 Monobloc S (LG)
  • Service Deck (GS Renewable)
  • Ecodan Dedicated Cylinders and Embodied Carbon (Mitsubishi Electric)

Air Source Project

  • London and West Midlands School PSDS Project (Asset+, OMNI Heat and Power and Carrier)
  • RSPB Saltholme Wildlife Sanctuary (Viessmann Ltd and Matrix Energy Systems)
  • Abbey MAT School Decarbonisation Project (CIAT)
  • MHI Q-ton at Citadines Hotel (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries)
  • East Anglian Air Ambulance (Viessmann and Heat Different)
  • Civic Living Development, Houlton (Vaillant and TopHat)
  • 200-year-old Cottage Switches to Renewable Heating (R A Brown Heating Services)
  • Grange Barn (UK Alternative Energy and Secon Renewables)
  • Powerscourt Garden Pavilion (GS Renewable)

Domestic Ground Source Project

  • Urban GSHP Installation in Family Home (R A Brown Heating Services)
  • Lime House (G S Renewable)
  • The Elvidge Family (Viessmann and Matrix Energy Systems)

Non-Domestic Ground Source Project

  • St George’s College (Viessmann)
  • HFO Heat Pumps for E.ON Citigen City of London Energy Network (Carrier)
  • West Ancroft  8,188kW Ground Source Heat Pump (Calibrate Energy)

Heat Pump Installer

  • Calibrate Energy Engineering
  • Energie Solutions - Nigel Day
  • Finn Geotherm UK
  • Matrix Energy Systems
  • R A Brown Heating Services

ACR Trainee of the year finalists

  • Gemma Watson J&E Hall
  • Josh Eames - Sure Solutions
  • Jordan Guy - GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies

Heat Pump Trainee of the year finalists 


  • Sam GrovesFinn Geotherm
  • Stuart Perfect - GS Renewable

The RACHP Woman of the Year and Phil Creaney’s ACR Champion will be announced on the night.