Natural ventilation specialist Monodraught has been awarded the Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation for its COOL-PHASE® natural cooling system. The award was presented by The Hon. Sir Jonathon Porritt at the Ashden Awards ceremony hosted on 20th June at London’s Royal Geographical Society.
Commenting for Monodraught, delighted technical director Nick Hopper says: “Winning the prestigious Ashden Awards with our Cool-Phase system is a real boost for everyone at Monodraught, because the whole company has been involved in its development. Designing and manufacturing sustainable products that reduce energy consumption is a worthwhile objective for any company and at Monodraught we relish it as our long-term mission.”
By using phase change material (PCM) as a thermal energy store and combining it with intelligently controlled ventilation to actively ventilate and cool buildings, Monodraught’s Cool-Phase system can maintain temperatures within the comfort zone, while radically reducing energy consumption by up to 90% compared to conventional cooling systems.
Commenting for Ashden, the awards judging panel says: “This is a ground-breaking innovation from an established business that has built up a reputation for its long term commitment to sustainable buildings in the UK. It is no exaggeration to say this could potentially change the whole ventilation and cooling market.”
Summarising, Nick Hopper says the business support Monodraught receives from winning this prestigious award will enable the company to access a global platform on which to build its profile for low energy cooling and ventilation solutions.