Calibrate is making net zero a reality for high energy-use businesses.

Calibrate Energy Engineering, part of RSK Group, has scooped a prestigious award for the third time in the ACR & Heat Pump Awards in the category of Non-Domestic Heat Pump Project. This is the fourth year that the company has scooped an accolade in this industry-renowned awards.

Calibrate design, install and maintain commercial renewable technologies, but on this occasion, they worked with the client to re-engineer an old and underperforming system installed by a third party and re-imagined it back to peak performance, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds on energy bills.

Commenting on the win, Susie McDonald Co-founder of Calibrate said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised yet again at these awards, especially as they are very specific to our industry and recognise the highest level of knowledge and expertise.

“As a pioneering business in the industry, visibility like this helps us to get closer to our vision of making net zero a reality for businesses through innovative technologies.”

Calibrate worked with the client, a poultry stronghold of 300,000 broilers with a significant 10-year contract supplying a major supermarket chain, to bring the business’s heat pump back to its former glory. With a high reliance on on-demand and consistent heat for the chickens, to safeguard and future-proof the enterprise, the client needed to get the technology back to peak performance. Calibrate stepped in to show how their bespoke software platform, could evaluate how energy costs and carbon could be slashed through an investment in engineering works that were projected to save £117,000 per year.

Calibrate were increasingly seeing cases of older heat pumps and owners who were struggling to get the benefits due to antiquated and often unmaintained systems. The innovation of this re-works project lay in Calibrate’s own intelligent bespoke controller (Calibrate Analyser), which also found a place in the ACR finals. Like a domestic Hive controller but on a larger scale, this tool allows remote access and energy monitoring ensuring the highest energy efficiencies are obtained reducing costs and carbon emissions and can also simulate savings and benefits of future renewable projects such as solar, wind and hydrogen.

Presenting the Award on the night were Stephen Bielby from the Ground Source Heat Pump Association and comedian, Rod Woodward. Accepting the award on behalf of Calibrate was Emma Tandy, Marketing Manager who said: “We were against some strong competition in the industry, so it was a great honour to be a winner again. With energy costs as they are, our aim is to help companies to implement solutions to reduce their energy costs and positively impact on the environment to secure a more sustainable and profitable future for their business. We are so pleased as this accolade recognises that vision.”

Calibrate continue to focus on helping high energy-use businesses, and to date Calibrate have installed 300MW of heat pumps and renewables to high energy-use businesses, whilst preventing the release of tens of thousands of tonnes (and counting) of carbon into the atmosphere.

For further information contact Emma Tandy: [email protected] | 01668 215544

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Stephen Bielby – Operations Manager & Secretariat Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Emma Tandy and Liesa Stephenson from Calibrate, and Comedian Rod Woodward.