Drying cabinets new energy saver for Swedish capital
Stockholm has during the last year invested in over 1,000 of Nimos energy efficient drying cabinets with the latest environmental technology. The investment is part of the city’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and the drying cabinets are installed in the city’s many preschools.
– Stockholm see the long-term value of investing in energy saving solutions such as our drying cabinets. The Swedish Energy Agency has previously stated that Sweden’s preschools together can save up to 3 million euros per year in electricity bills by installing drying cabinets with a dehumidifier or a heat pump, says Timo Taiminen, CEO of Nimo.
Last year, Stockholm adopted a new environmental program with one aim being to reduce energy consumption. Upgrading drying cabinets in schools is one of several investment measures.
– There are around 600 preschools throughout Stockholm. The more drying cabinets that are replaced by our heat pump powered model, the more energy and money is saved.
In addition to saving energy, Nimo's heat pump powered drying cabinets also greatly improve the indoor environment for both the children and the staff.
– Our drying cabinets are closed systems and release much less heat than older models. They can be placed anywhere without the need for ventilation.
Stockholm is not the first municipality to invest in Nimos drying cabinets. The city of Gävle bought over 500 drying cabinets after their own calculations showed that each unit pays off within two years on account of the energy reduction.
– The public sector and Sweden’s municipalities is a customer group that keeps growing for us, and we predict more to come in the near future, says Timo Taiminen.
Nimo offers energy efficient drying cabinets, sinks and technical accessories for the laundry room to retailers, wholesalers and consumers in the Nordic region. The business started in 1944, has a turnover of SEK 180 million and currently employs 100 dedicated staff. Nimos factory is located in Hova, Sweden. www.nimoverken.com