The Case of the Skyscraper That Changed in Midair
It all began when the specs on a new 19-story office tower were altered in mid-construction. Suddenly the owners required 20 offices per floor, up from the original 16 – meaning the number of outdoor air conditioning units would have to rise, too. Or would they?
Enter Daikin®’s VRV®. The system’s increased efficiency and patented R-410A refrigerant provided 17% greater cooling, absorbing the space increase with no problem. As a bonus, cooling and electrical-supply costs dropped 7% and 20%, respectively, with a 48% lower plant footprint area. So instead of sweating out the new office additions, the building’s handlers turned it into cool cost savings.