Facilities Management Middle East
Taqeef delivers sustainable cooling solutions to Expo 2020 pavilions
VRF technology can help greatly reduce the carbon footprint of buildings
COOLING Taqeef, the originator of desert cooling systems in the UAE and the Middle East, supported its vision of a more sustainable HVAC industry by fitting out three Expo 2020 pavilions with state-of-the-art green cooling solutions. The German, Pakistan and Czech Republic pavilions were specified with new generation Midea variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology to help the projects attain exemplary sustainable cooling.
VRF technology can help greatly reduce the carbon footprint of buildings by alternating the refrigerant volume in a system to match a building’s precise cooling requirements. This means the system utilizes only the minimum amount of energy required to maintain set temperatures, and it automatically adapts according to room occupancy levels detected via sensor. In short, it achieves temperature requirements by cooling only when it needs to which saves on energy usage, energy costs and carbon emissions.
This adaptable and modular technology (which sees multiple indoor units linked to a single outdoor unit) is a strategic fit for the Expo’s core theme of sustainability and technology of the future, showcasing large multi-space smart HVAC solutions to a world stage.
The ‘edutainment’ focused German pavilion, located within the Sustainability District of Expo2020, was supplied with 190 units to cool 37,600 square feet of space in line with the project’s vision of highlighting innovations and sustainable solutions to inspire, fascinate and thrill visitors. While in the Opportunity district, the 24,918 square feet Pakistan pavilion was fitted with 37 Midea VRF units, and a further 45 Midea VRF units were installed to cool the 7,777 square feet Czech Republic Pavilion.
With 50 years of HVAC leadership, Taqeef is setting the agenda for more conscious cooling - with cleaner, greener systems and designs in the residential and commercial HVAC space.