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Additionally, SEED Engineers has provided ESD services including energy feasibility analysis of different systems, energy modelling, performance solution involving carpark CO CFD modelling.”
|Client:||Auscool Airconditioning & Mechanical Services|
|Work Type:||New-Build Design, Performance Approach, Verification Services – Assessment of Built Works|
|Sector:||Apartment Complex, retail and car park|
|Size:||Appx 30,000 sqm|
|Disciplines Engaged:||Mechanical, Sustainability|
The Challenges Faced
The Solution Provided
In terms of the mechanical services systems, SEED Engineers has conducted a detailed life-cycle analysis to study the feasability, cost and energy savings which resulted in changing the design to air-cooled VRF system instead of water-cooled VRF system. This approached has provided a much-needed extra space on the roof and within the risers as well due to eliminating the need of cooling towers, pumps and CCW piping.
Throughout the project, the design has been developed through multiple stages to meet very specific coordination requirements when services clashes where an obstacle, namly the coordination with hydraulic services within the ceiling space and the air intakes through the facade of the building.
Eventually, a number of innovative solutions have been provided that solved design and coordnation issues and managed to save time and cost as well. SEED Engineers has been involved in the commissioning process of the project and provided insights on meeting design targets.”