Climate-neutral cooling for a new restaurant kitchen

10 May 2022

Polo Kylteknik has built a new energy- and environmentally safe refrigeration system in the newly constructed restaurant kitchens of Quality Hotel Match. The new restaurant is named Brasseri NÒR and represents Nordic Choice Hotels' new restaurant concept. The goal of Brasseri NÒR is to become a central meeting place for the residents of Jönköping and be their first choice for dining out.

During the winter and spring of 2022, Polo Kylteknik installed the kitchen's refrigeration system along with a climate-neutral and energy-efficient CO2 unit with a heat recovery module for preheating tap water. The CO2 unit serves around 30 refrigeration and freezer units, ranging from cold and freezer rooms to refrigerators and cooling benches.

Nordic Choice Hotels are quality- and environmentally conscious, and sustainability issues are high on their agenda. They had specified from the beginning that the kitchen's cooling should come from a CO2 unit. Another goal is to have as many of their hotels as possible powered by renewable energy.

"Polo Kylteknik has done a very good job with the restaurant kitchen. I feel confident with them because they are competent, self-reliant, and solution-oriented," says Niclas Simonsson, project manager at Smörgåsbord AB.

Nordic Choice Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in the Nordics, with approximately 209 hotels in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The newly constructed Quality Hotel Match in Jönköping is 18 stories tall with 229 rooms, conference facilities, a spa section, and a restaurant.