DUBAI, UAE, 3 March 2022: Taqeef said the new generation Midea variable refrigerant flow (VRF) units it fitted in the Czech Republic, Germany and Pakistan pavilions at Expo 2020 are helping the projects achieve exemplary sustainable cooling.
The edutainment-focused Germany Pavilion, located within the Sustainability District of Expo 2020, features 190 units, which are cooling 37,600 square feet of indoor space, in line with the project’s vision of highlighting innovations and sustainable solutions to inspire, fascinate and thrill visitors, Taqeef said. The Pakistan Pavilion, in the Opportunity District, is fitted with 37 units and is cooling 24,918 square feet of space, while the Czech Republic Pavilion has 45 units for cooling 7,777 square feet of space, the company added.
VRF technology, Taqeef said, can help greatly reduce the carbon footprint of buildings by alternating the refrigerant volume in a system to match a building’s precise cooling requirements. This means the system utilises only the minimum amount of energy required to maintain set temperatures, and it automatically adapts according to room occupancy levels, detected via sensors, it said. In short, VRF technology achieves temperature requirements by cooling only when it needs to, which saves on energy usage, energy costs and carbon emissions, the company added.
The adaptable and modular VRF technology, which sees multiple indoor units linked to a single outdoor unit, is a strategic fit for the Expo’s core theme of sustainability and technology of the future, showcasing large multi-space smart HVAC solutions to a world stage, Taqeef said.
“There is a clear correlation between VRF and energy savings, and it’s important that high-profile projects, like the Expo – which have such significant strategic importance to a global audience – showcase the most advanced and efficient HVAC systems,” said Diya Alami, Operations Director, Taqeef. “Midea’s VRF presents clear and auditable cost, infrastructure and energy-efficiency benefits, and long-term proficiency in terms of operating expense (OPEX) with reduced electrical consumption. It also delivers powerful and adaptable cooling, which makes it the HVAC technology of choice for buildings large and small that want superior cooling that’s sustainable, too.”