Welcome to the latest edition of the AET Flexible Space newsletter
Mostra Convegno Expo
It’s been an exciting first half of 2014 for AET Flexible Space; In March we attended the world class heating and cooling Expo in Milan, MCE 2014, and since then we have new project enquiries, new orders booked in and new agents and distributors signed up to become part of the growing Flexible Space team. Why not visit our website flexiblespace.com for the latest news and information about the world’s leading Under Floor Air Conditioning system, or read on for an insight into the latest activities from around the world.
One Airport Square, Ghana
In March we reported that this striking contemporary new build in Ghana is adopting the AET Flexible Space concept. Now the construction is focusing on interior finishes and getting closer to completion. AET Engineers will be travelling to Accra in August and September for Commissioning and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2014. The building will be the first environmentally certified building in Ghana and designed with sustainable features throughout. Fully flexible office space from 450 sq m is offered. Visit oneairportsquare.com for the latest news on this turnkey project.
In conjunction with our partner in South Korea, Shinsung Engineering; AET Flexible Space are proud to have supplied UFAC equipment to the new 30,000 sq m Headquarter building for the Korea Expressway Corporation. A total of 38 CAM V-100 and CAM V-150 AHU’s have been supplied from AET’s extended product range. These units can supply air volume of up to 16,500 m3/hour, and conditioned air will be supplied into the work space via nearly 800 TU4 fantiles incorporating EC fan technology for minimal energy consumption. Installation is nearly complete and AET Engineers will be commissioning the system before the year end.
Daman Tower, Dubai
This 52,000 sq m speculative office development in Dubai is filling up fast. With 168 AET Flexible Space CAM-V44 AHU’s already supplied and installed over 15 floors by our area distributor EKA Group. Each incoming tenant is able to specify their cooling requirements, and the world’s largest Oilfield services company, Schlumberger was the first tenant to move in, They occupy 5000 sq m of the building and have installed 250 floor terminal units (Fantiles) to supply conditioned air to their work space. It is expected that the building will be fully tenanted by the end of 2014, demonstrating that flexible office space with modular services is a winning combination for speculative office developments.
The refurbishment market in London continues to lead trends in commercial office construction. Under Floor Air Conditioning technology has a major advantage over traditional ceiling based HVAC systems due to its capability to overcome height restrictions in older building stock.The recently completed 20 Cannon Street and 76-88 Wardour Street both adopted AET Flexible Space UFAC technology and have retained building height and historical features as a result. By utilising the floor plenum as the ventilation duct, and especially with the introduction of our latest slimline fantile unit with EC fan technology, such projects have been able to overcome major engineering challenges, upgrade building services to the highest specification whilst maintaining recommended floor to ceiling heights with minimal energy consumption.
Gold for Majid Al Futtaim Tower 2
Incorporating AET Flexible Space Under Floor Air Conditioning, the Majid Al Futtaim Tower 2 in Dubai has become the first building in the UAE to achieve a Gold rating for LEED EBOM. In order to achieve this rating, the owners focused on managing resources and operations and this award clearly demonstrates the long term benefits of being sustainable. Part of the requirement of the LEED EBOM assessment was an Occupant Comfort Survey undertaken which highlighted the user satisfaction of the UFAC system in the building. Commenting on the system, Majid Al Futtaim Properties quoted “We would definitely recommend the Flexible Space Underfloor HVAC system for any modern office building requiring flexibility and true sustainability.”
UFAC for Novartis
AET Flexible Space Shanghai are supplying AET Flexible Space equipment to the leading healthcare company Novartis. The Shanghai project is one of the biggest Novartis sites in China and Under Floor Air Conditioning has been specified for the offices thanks to it’s ability to provide the optimum clean and comfortable work space. An additional feature for this project is the addition of CO2 sensors to allow variable fresh air supply according to demand. Construction is currently underway and installation of AET Flexible Space equipment due in the coming weeks.