Daikin recently provided a complete HVAC solution for the largest shopping and entertainment centre in Aşgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. As well as shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes, the mixed-use complex also contains office buildings and residential areas.
When construction is finished, it will look more like a Sultan’s palace than a shopping centere: 17 buildings with hundreds of rooms covering almost 240 thousand square meters. The complex is the result of ideas of the best architects and designers in Turkmenistan.
“This complex is being built with an eye on environmentally friendliness” said Kerim Shirbayev, a specialist from the Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists. “That has resulted in very precise choices in terms of construction materials including the air conditioning system, which clearly affects the overall energy efficiency of the complex.”
“This complex is built keeping an eye on environmentally friendliness”
Main aspects: environmental sustainability, reliability and indoor air quality
Environmental sustainability is of one of the most important aspects of this project. The entire complex is being built to be as environmentally friendly as possible, so it was important to have HVAC technology that could fit into this concept to help ensure that the complex is as green as possible.
This was possible thanks to the high efficiency of Daikin’s screw compressor chillers. Efficient HVAC technologies are crucial, as this has an impact on energy bills and operative costs. Plus, consuming less energy ensures, less CO2 is discharged into the atmosphere, which is vital as the effects of climate change are becoming more and more visible.
Daikin’s screw technology is also known for its reliability, another important aspect.
Unlike other screw compressors, Daikin’s single screw compressors, use one main screw meshing with twin star rotors to produce volume matching compression cycles. The compressor bearing is extremely reliable due to the main rotor, which is balanced in both radial and axial directions, for a longer life span than other screw compressors. The single screw compressor only has three moving parts, which reduces the possibility of failure, and lowers operation costs.
The third important aspect is indoor air quality.
The air handling units will distribute fresh and filtered air in the complex, while simultaneously extracting the exhaust air. By providing this constant air exchange, the system will ensure that impurities and contaminants are constantly cleaned from the indoor air, which is very important, as we have experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
READ MORE ABOUT DAIKIN CHILLER AND VENTILATION SOLUTIONS: