Panasonic HVAC creates welcoming environment for high end cosmetic retailer

London & Milton Keynes. United Kingdom

2021

Commercial, Control, VRF, Shops, Offices

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The prestigious retailer set out to find a 21st century solution for its 24,000 sqft store at Lakeside that not only provided a low carbon solution, energy efficiency, comfortable and healthy environment for its customers and staff alike but also supplied from a manufacturer that had a good reliable reputation for customer service, support and with spares supplied and readily available from within Europe and of course value for money.

Challenge

CER worked with AMP and Panasonic on a bespoke system to address all the requirements that the retailer required. John further added, “The installation was not without its challenges and started in February 2020 but due to COVID-19 arriving on the scene in March – the project was delayed for approx. two months. The installation was completed in July with the new store opening in September 2020 with the high-end retailer enjoying impressive sales results despite the ongoing COVID restrictions.

Solutions & Tech Applied

The project design featured the use of a range of Panasonic cutting edge technology to overcome resistance from the incumbent product provided by a leading UK Manufacturer. Four Panasonic ECOi 3-pipe VRF units were incorporated into the design at Lakeside and three ECOi 2-pipe VRF systems at the Milton Keynes store. Other key Panasonic technologies such as ERV units, cassette and ducted fancoils combined with the use of off coil temperature control and Panasonic’s unique and game changing nanoe™ X, to help inhibit harmful bacteria and viruses, all seamlessly controlled via Panasonic AC Smart Cloud centralised control. Another important aspect in the design of the project, is the tranquil air dire jet sock systems, which were fed from the Panasonic PAW 01 recuperator technology that has added DX coils for temperature control and provides a cost-effective fresh air and extract solution that was internally fitted to the rear wall and avoided a costly route to the roof.

 John added, “The high-end retailer has been impressed with CER Inst Ltd and the Panasonic installation at Lakeside which delivers extremely even temperatures throughout the retail space, resulting in the decision to specify and install the Panasonic systems into new stores in the future.” The Milton Keynes project had different challenges, as is within a 1970’s building and for a much larger retail space of 30,000 sq ft– again a bespoke system was designed for the store but to deliver the same level of comfort and even temperature. As well as off coil control and nanoeTM X technology the installation also included the Panasonic AC Smart Cloud control system to further enhance the energy efficiency of the system. The AC cloud system allows remote multi-site monitoring and access to the system with automatic updates. John further commented, “We have been impressed with the Panasonic AC Smart Cloud technology and we are now looking at installing and specifying this solution at other client sites.”

 Other unique Panasonic features such as off coil temperature control, nanoeTM X technology and AC Smart Cloud sealed the deal and ensured the Panasonic offering was head and shoulders above other installers offering competitor brands. Another important aspect in the design of the project, is the tranquil air dire jet sock systems, which were fed from the Panasonic PAW 01 recuperator technology that has added DX coils for temperature control and provides a cost-effective fresh air and extract solution that was internally fitted to the rear wall and avoided a costly route to the roof. These inflatable sock systems fed off the Panasonic PAW units to provide a perfect fresh air supply environment, which was evenly distributed throughout the whole store, avoiding expensive duct installations and further complemented with the socks dyed to the retailer corporate colours and to blend in with the colour scheme of the store. This design was then repeated at the Milton Keynes site.

Capacity

195kW and 270kW

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