Carrier’s experts developed a high efficiency, low noise heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solution for the building development project at 1 & 2 New Ludgate, in London.
Customer: Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Ltd
Location: London, UK
Equipment running since: April 2015
With the building’s intended “Excellent” BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating in mind, the project required a HVAC solution well-suited to the goals of reducing the building’s energy consumption and environmental footprint, while promoting the well-being of its occupants and neighbours.
The Carrier solution responded to the project’s unique requirements, with the first European application of Carrier’s new high efficiency air-cooled XAV AquaForce® chiller with Greenspeed® intelligence, in combination with updated versions of Carrier’s AquaForce 30RBM 520 chillers.
The system features a high efficiency design to limit energy use and operating costs, a compact footprint to enable a rooftop installation in restricted space, all within an acoustically-insulated package designed to reduce noise levels linked to the HVAC system operation.
Carrier worked closely with the client, Land Securities, its consultant, and contractor SRW engineering services, to design and build a bespoke solution to meet the stringent effi ciency and noise requirements for the air conditioning specifi cations for 1 & 2 New Ludgate. The chillers’ compact footprint provided an ideal solution, enabling all equipment to be installed on the rooftop, freeing up the buildings’ basements for alternative use.
Equipped with variable speed drive inverter-driven screw compressors, the AquaForce chillers with Greenspeed intelligence are designed to deliver excellent part-load effi ciency, and high performance cooling.
Their exceptional efficiency also delivers reduced operational costs for tenants and lowered carbon emissions for the building. Each chiller is encapsulated within a noise attenuation package, designed and built by Carrier, ensuring the system meets the project’s stringent noise specifi cations. The quiet running of the system benefi ts building tenants and its neighbours alike.
The project presented a number of technical and site-specific challenges, and the solution delivers:
Carrier is continuing to work with Land Securities on a number of forthcoming major projects.