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Tech reveals Victoria’s secret!

European Panasonic award – Victoria’s Secret -Dublin ©Julie McCoy Photography

Five floors of Panasonic heating and cooling equipment has been installed at retail giant Victoria’s Secret Grafton Street premises by Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. The Panasonic ECO-G high power GHP solution was chosen because of its overall energy efficiency and, in particular, given the limited power supply to the site.

Mechanical contractor William Coates chose Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning for the project because of their in-depth knowledge of the ECO-G high power GHP system, and the engineering strength of its personnel. Tech has a proven track record in delivering the smooth installation of such projects, on time and within budget, despite the challenge of busy retail environments. Indeed, such was the success of the project that Tech won a European-wide Panasonic PRO Award for Best Retail Project power supply to the site.

The eight Panasonic ECO-G GHP units were integrated on every floor alongside ducted indoor units, cassettes and a Building Management System (BMS) interface incorporating remote monitoring and smart maintenance. Paul Byrne, Sales Director for Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, described the project for Building Services Engineering.

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Ireland wins two categories in Panasonic PRO Awards

Panasonic Pro Awards LogoHeat Merchants was awarded Best Residential Project in the Multi-dwelling category for the Mulberry Properties’ Straffan Manor Development in Co Kildare. Installed by Mick O’Shea Heating & Plumbing, the project is a great example of how heat pumps and PV can work together to deliver energy savings.

The Special Award for Best Contribution was awarded to Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning for three outstanding entries in the Commercial Air Conditioning category – the Smurfit Kappa HQ, Savills HQ Dublin and Google Block R projects.

The winning entries were carefully selected by an independent team of international judges. This was made up of experts from across Europe covering architecture, building services and the heating/cooling industry. Together they decided which projects demonstrated the most flair and innovation, as well as showcasing sustainable  design, efficiency, cost effectiveness and aesthetics.

The winner of each category receives a trip to Japan that includes a visit to the Panasonic global headquarters and to the ground-breaking Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town. Fujisawa SST, as it’s known, is a model for an environmentally-minded urban area. Located 37 miles from Tokyo and with about 400,000 residents, the smart town-within-a-city is built on the vacant lot of a former Panasonic factory and its infrastructure and services are driven by sustainable sources.

The development demonstrates energy efficiency measures such as solar power generation and battery storage systems, and showcases the synergies between cutting-edge technology and a “greener” way of living. This makes it a fascinating and unique place to visit.

Commenting on the announcement, Vincent Mahony, Panasonic Ireland said: “We were hugely impressed with the high standard of entries received from PRO Partners across Europe. All showcased a real passion for sustainable design and renewable energy. The winning entries demonstrated imaginative use of technology, great integration skills and commitment to delivering effective, bespoke solutions that result in best-in-class projects. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who entered the Panasonic PRO Awards, and of course especially our PRO Partners in Ireland who fared so well.”

Contact: Vincent Mahony, Panasonic Ireland. Tel: 01 – 413 5311; Mobile: 087 – 969 4221; email: vincent.mahony@eu.panasonic.com

Panasonic announces new international award scheme

Panasonic is inviting entries from architects, consultants, distributors, engineers and installers whose whose Panasonic projects demonstrate flair and innovation, and showcase sustainable design, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and aesthetics.

Projects from across Europe are eligible and must have been completed between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2014. Entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of international judges with expertise in architecture, building services and the heating/cooling industry.

Vincent Mahony, General Manager, Panasonic Ireland, told Building Services News as we went to press: “We are delighted to be launching the very first Panasonic PRO Awards and are very much looking forward to seeing the entries from across Europe – including Ireland – and to showcasing the success of these exciting projects. We aim to build these Awards to become an established platform on which to celebrate excellence within our industry.”

The awards are open to projects featuring air conditioning, heating and/or cooling systems that have been completed primarily using Panasonic heating and cooling systems, in a residential, public authority or commercial environment.

Award entries are invited in the following categories:

• Best Commercial Air Conditioning;

• Best Hotel Project;

• Best Retail Project;

• Best Restaurant Project;

• Best Residential Project (single dwelling);

• Best Residential Project (multi-dwelling);

• Best Residential Project (social housing).

Deadline for entries is 31 July 2014 and winners will be announced in Autumn 2014.

To register for inclusion in the Awards and for full details of the entry criteria log on to: www.aircon.panasonic.eu/GB_en/ pro-awards/