Where sustainability matters
Uruguay is a country of almost 3 and a half million inhabitants that has no oil reserves and that until just over 10 years ago imported oil from neighbouring countries. Thanks to the green energy policy launched in 2000, and today, the country produces 97% of the total electricity from renewable sources: solar, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass. A true revolution, the result of a well-structured energy plan, a favourable legislative framework and a strong collaboration between the public and private sectors, which brought a lot of green electricity, at lower costs than in the past. However, in a country where the summer is very hot, and the winter is very cold, energy remains an important item of expenditure, even crucial in the case of modern shopping centres, which are considered to be very high energy-consuming structures.
Las Piedras Shopping
The city of Las Piedras, in the Canelones region, in recent years has become a rapidly growing urban centre, following the strong metropolitan development of the capital Montevideo. In this area, which is mostly rural and characterized by small businesses, it lacked a communal centre able to offer not only shops but also catering areas and recreational services for citizens. To serve this growing community, the Las Piedras Shopping mall was created: a total of 38,000 m² with 100 shops, 5 movie theatres, 1 superstore, a large food court with 12 different restaurants, with a total capacity of 600 people. The building is on three levels, the underground level is dedicated to parking, the other two are for commercial and recreational activities. The centre overlooks Artigas Park with large windows, fitting harmoniously into the surrounding environment.
Given the green context in which the structure stands, sustainability and respect for the environment were the cornerstones for the design of the entire building. Great importance was given to lighting, with large use of windows and therefore natural light, flanked by artificial LED lighting.
A rational use of water has also been provided, thanks also to a double supply system that distinguishes drinking water from that for service use. Finally, the centre’s air conditioning and ventilation system has also been designed and implemented with a strong focus on energy savings.
The air conditioning system
The air conditioning of the shopping centre is based on a centralized system with water-cooled liquid chillers that provide the various commercial premises and air-handling units that serve all the common areas.
To reduce energy consumption, while guaranteeing maximum reliability and internal comfort for the end-users of the centre, highly efficient Climaveneta branded units have been selected. In detail, 3 FOCS2-W/CA water-cooled liquid chillers, in a high efficiency version, have been installed with a total cooling capacity of 3,417 kW. These units are connected to the cooling towers. The engineer Louis Lagormarsino, who designed the mechanical plant, says: “We decided to install water-cooled chillers in the mall because in this project the operating cost was very important and keeping chillers with cooling towers positively impacted the costs related to electric consumption.”
To optimize the energy performance of the building, a free-cooling system was also set up to exploit the favourable temperatures of the outdoor air to support the air conditioning system. The air treatment is carried out by 10 WIZARD-TA-7500 CA air handling units, with a total air flow rate of 244.035 m³/h.
Installation and after-sales
The AHUs were supplied with the Plug & Play solution, which meant that the units could be installed and started in an easy and fast way, in addition the plug & play solution allows them to be connected to a centralized system to constantly monitor their operation and consumption. Martin Foderè, Centre Manager of Las Piedras Shopping says: “We are very satisfied with the performance of the air conditioning system. The after-sales assistance provided to us was fundamental to achieve the optimal levels of energy efficiency, which we are seeing month after month in electricity bills.”
youtube.com/c/MitsubishiElectricHydronicsITCoolingSystems, @ClimavenetaHVAC, linkedin.com/company/climaveneta, facebook.com/climavenetaHVAC/
Sara Di Clemente
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A. is Mitsubishi Electric Company specialized hydronic systems for air conditioning and heating and in IT cooling solutions.
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A. designs, produces and markets innovative, energy efficient products and provides value added services for Indoor Climate Control in commercial buildings and for Refrigeration (ICC&R) of industrial processes and ICT applications through CLIMAVENETA and RC.
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A.
via Valsugana 98 - 36022 Cassola (VI)
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Where sustainability matters here
News-ID: 1096957 • Views: 526
More Releases from MEHITS
An intelligent factory
The company Barberini, founded by Pietro Barberini in 1963, today is the world leader for production of optical glass solar lenses, with exclusive and sophisticated technical features, used by various luxury brands. The company controls the entire production chain, from the raw materials to the finished lenses, with cutting-edge industrial sites in Italy, a glass melting plant in Germany, and advanced technologies to produce polarizing lenses for sunglasses. In Italy, Barberini
Bayernland: fully air-conditioned wharehouse in Verona
Bayernland, founded in Vipiteno in 1970, produces and distributes high quality dairy products throughout Italy. In order to guarantee freshness to the final customer, it has become necessary to create a modern distribution system capable of delivering dairy products quickly and efficiently. For this reason, Bayernland recently opened a new logistics center in the Europa neighborhood of Verona, which will support with the new Vipiteno office inaugurated just 4 years
From mechanical garage to modern culture workshop
The new OGR The new Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin reopened its doors last autumn after 1,000 days of construction. Fondazione CRT invested 100 million euros for the rebirth of the entire industrial complex, including the majestic H-shaped building of about 20,000 square meters, the office buildings and all the open-air areas for a total of 35,000 square meters. The real estate development enriches and completes the new urban renewal
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems new strategy shown at MCE
A specialized approach to the market Current market trends show increasingly complex and stringent regulations, higher competition, and growing technological specialization. These factors have led Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems to strengthen its leadership and create better conditions for stable progressive growth, through a differentiated and specialized approach to the market. To harness the opportunities of the market and benefit from the synergies within the Mitsubishi Electric group in
More Releases for Las
Las Vegas Travel Tips
The city of Las Vegas is known as a universal goal of betting in the clubhouse that are situated over this city and the nightlife that is offered to the voyagers, who visit this goal from various parts of the world. For single ladies voyagers to Las Vegas, the season of New Year ought to have stayed away from as the city is uncommonly swarmed amid this time. Nonetheless, the
Las Piedras Shopping
The city of Las Piedras is a fast-growing urban center, as a result, the Montevideo metropolitan capital development, where the new Las Piedras shopping center is located, was inaugurated in May. The main features of the mall are; 38,000 sqm, a hundred shops, five cinemas, a hypermarket, a large food court with twelve dining options and a capacity of six hundred people, and a large covered parking area are, which
Las Paellas in Cheste
Paella-Competition including a free spanish lesson in Cheste The language students of Valencia attend a Paella-Festival Valencia. Past saturday spanish language students from Valencia and other Paella-Lovers swarmed out to the little village called Cheste for actively participating on the Paella-Competition or just to enjoy spains culinary showpiece in circles of families and friends. Everybody can participate on the Paella-Competition which takes place
Insurance Agent in Las Vegas
Insurance Specialists is your source for low cost insurance in Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah. We are locally owned independent insurance agency that provides a number of different coverage’s such as, auto, home, renters, RV, motorcycle, life, mobile home, youthful drivers, condominium, liability insurance, flood, property, business, classic car, DUI insurance, SR-22 & non owner policies. We are also proud to be Progressive Signature Agents that provide all
El Mercado Español de las Chimeneas y de las Estufas
En esta nueva publicación, MSI analiza en detalle el mercado español de las chimeneas y de las estufas, por familia de producto, de 2002 a 2006. El informe ofrece también previsiones hasta el año 2011. Las diferentes familias de producto son las siguientes: - estufas - chimeneas de hogar cerrado y insertables - chimeneas de hogar abierto Cada producto está analyzado después por sector, tipo de uso, de éstilo y unos también por tipo
Las Vegas Decorating Seminar
This seminar is about how to make money once we have the business systems functioning properly. If we can deliver custom products to our clients, and do it well, let’s offer as many custom products as possible. In this session we will look at all the possibilities and make sure we have the necessary tools in place. The objective of this class is to bring awareness