Offenburg, Germany – Sustainability and energy saving are topics of social importance, and also play a part in the wash up area. The solution? The new HOBART flight-type dishwasher FTPi, which was recently named “Solution of the Year” for the warewashing category by Callwey Verlag publishers. The prize was awarded as part of the “Finest Restaurants & Bars” competition and honours the most innovative product solutions with respect to professional hospitality design and highly functional hospitality technology.
HOBART’s newly developed CLIMATE-PLUS energy saving system made a particular impression on the jury of experts, which is made up of hospitality planning experts and interior designers. Its special feature? CLIMATE-PLUS consists of a combination of a drain heat recovery and a modern heat pump technology, which enables up to 70 per cent of the energy from the waste water and up to 100 per cent of the energy from the exhaust air to be returned to the wash cycle. Valuable energy which in traditional systems is left unused. This considerably reduces energy consumption and operating costs while ensuring a constant exhaust air temperature of 17 °C. The hot waste water is passed through a heat exchanger unit, where the incoming fresh supply water is heated by the waste water using the counterflow principle. At the same time, the energy from the hot exhaust air is also fed back into the wash cycle.
The “Finest Restaurants & Bars” award, set up by Callwey Verlag, focuses on design in the hospitality sector. In parallel to this, the media company looks for the “solution of the year” in a variety of product categories. The award recognises companies in the hospitality sector whose products make an important contribution to German restaurant culture. Callwey Verlag is one of Germany’s leading publishing companies and has been releasing publications in the fields of architecture, design, cookery and leisure for over 130 years. Callwey also focuses on the architectonic achievements of Germany’s restaurant scene.