PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies.


Phoenix, Arizona


Food & Beverage

Use Case

Energy efficient cooling


Indirect + Direct Evaporating Cooling System in a manufacturing space.

System Specs

Direct replacement of existing swamp coolers. Various unit sizes from 5,000 to 10,000 CFM.

PepsiCo Improves Performance by 50%

After considering many cooling solutions, the engineering team determined Air2O was the most efficient large space cooling technology for this project.

The Challenge

PepsiCo produces high levels of heat on their production lines, which makes it nearly impossible to cool. They have used direct evaporative cooling to cool the building for years, but this has not been effective during the summer months. The main challenge was providing sufficient cooling on the production line, which is raised over 10 feet from the main floor and is, therefore, even warmer and more difficult to cool properly.

Key Results

Improved cooling performance by 50%

Lower internal temperatures and internal humidities

100% fresh air

Sustainable Solution

Enviornmentaly Sound

The Solution

PepsiCo and the design team desired an energy efficient cooling solution that would keep upfront costs in check and maintain the sustainable goals of the company. Roof top package units were considered but were discounted in favor of Air2O as indirect + direct evaporative cooling allowed low supply air temperatures to be achieved without the use of a compressor. The package approach of Air2O allowed a simple direct replacement of the swamp coolers to deliver sustainable cool air to the building whilst maximizing energy efficiency.

The Results

Air2O indirect + direct evaporative cooling units provided the opportunity for PepsiCo to replace their existing swamp coolers and improve the coolingperformance without using traditional dx rooftop package units. The use of Air2O allowed PepsiCo to provide refrigerated air temperatures to their production facility whilst following their sustainable policy of removing reliance on refrigerants where possible without compromising on the internal conditions.