Smartcool’s Partnership With LCS Energy Solutions Achieves 30% Energy Savings At Mercedes-Benz Ipswich, Part of The Jardine Motor Group

Tuesday, 18 July 2017     

Jardine Motors Group is a multi-national operator of franchised motorcar dealerships in the UK with international outlets in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

Vancouver, BC. July 18, 2017, Ted Konyi, CEO, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX.V: SSC, OTCBB: SSCFF), is pleased to announce that the company’s ECO3 energy solution product has successfully saved in excess of 30% energy at a Mercedes-Benz, Ipswich auto dealer, which is part of the Jardine Motor group.

Jardine Motors is an authorised franchisee for 23 motoring manufacturers, they operate across 70 locations and employ over 3,000 team members, operating under the successful Lancaster trading name.

LCS Energy, having identified a number of heat pumps that would benefit from Smartcool’s ECO3 energy reduction product, engaged with the Smartcool engineers who then installed at the Merdeces-Benz site in Ipswich. The Mitsubishi Heat Pumps were connected via an OEM control card without downtime or any negative impact. Device level sub metering was then installed by Smartcool engineers to measure energy consumption, isolating the supply to the Mitsubishi Heat Pumps which enabled LCS Energy the ability to validate results through a fully accessed web portal. Energy data clearly showed continued savings that were in excess of 30%.

Steven Martin, Smartcool’s Executive Vice President said, "This installation is the first of many from Smartcool and LCS Energy, a successful partnership that has seen this project designed and executed by the Smartcool’s UK team that delivered fantastic results. The Smartcool energy solution will bring both financial and environmental benefits to The Jardine Group."

Ted Konyi stated, "Our UK team did a great job working with LCS Energy and the people at Jardine Motor Group on this project. The results from the installation further proved the efficacy of the Smartcool technology. In particular, the fact that this is a heat pump means that the client will be seeing energy savings year round. We are pleased to assist Jardine Motors in reducing their carbon footprint and look forward to working with them at the balance of their auto dealerships."

James Martin, Business Development Director at LCS Energy commented, "Following the installation of an energy monitoring solution across the Mercedes-Benz dealership, LCS was able to analyse the overall energy consumption on site. This analysis allowed us to present Smartcool as an informed and focused investment to support Jardine Group’s global objectives of increasing efficiencies and realising energy reductions to meet their ESOS compliance in the UK. The results 2 have achieved above expectations and following this success a nationwide roll-out is now being considered."

About LCS Energy – Energy Reduction Specialists
At LCS Energy, we support your business with energy efficient solutions, providing you with a sustainable future and reducing your carbon impact on the environment. With over 20 years of contracting experience, a significant number designing, installing and commissioning renewable and energy efficient projects. LCS Energy offers its clients an honest and unbiased view of the latest technologies available to reduce your wastage, your costs and your carbon footprint. Our in-house specialists via our Energy Management programme can show you when and where you are using your energy but more importantly where you are wasting your energy. LCS Energy will then work with you to reduce your wastage by providing solutions tailored to your business need, whether that be behavioural, energy efficient or renewable energy driven.

About Jardine Motors
Founded in 1969 by Nicholas and Ronald Lancaster, the Jardine Motors Group originated as a family-run dealership in East Anglia. At the outset, the group represented just four motoring marques: Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo. Jardine Motors have also acquired a flagship dealership, McLaren London, located in the luxurious area of 1 Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. In 2013, Jardine Motors Group majorly invested in the refurbishment and development of a number of dealerships within the group. These included; Ferrari & Maserati Colchester, Toyota Colchester and Milton Keynes Audi. The group is committed to maintaining a high standard and share the Jardine Matheson ethos of constant evolution.

Since arriving in the UK, Jardine Motors has continued to expand, adding various dealership locations throughout the country. Jardine Motors is an authorised franchisee for 23 manufacturers, operating at over 70 locations nationwide. They employ over 3,000 team members throughout our locations, operating under the successful Lancaster trading name.

Jardine Matheson was founded in 1832 as a trading company, based predominantly in China. The conglomerate is incorporated in Bermuda and is primarily listed on the London Stock Exchange. The group also includes: Jardine Motors; Jardine Lloyd Thompson; Jardine Pacific; Hong Kong Land; Dairy Farm; Mandarin Oriental; Jardine Cycle and Carriage; and, Astra International. These businesses are leaders in the sectors of: motor vehicles, insurance broking, engineering and construction, retailing, luxury hotels and restaurants, property investment and development and mining and agribusiness. Jardine Matheson’s business ethos has always involved a constant evolution to keep up with the pace of modern times; this can be proved in many of the ways Jardine Matheson’s subsidiaries have developed.

About Smartcool
Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world. The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool's unique retrofit technologies that reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%, giving customers a return on investment in as little as 12 months.

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