Future-proof HVAC technology for the Royal College of Surgeons

Future-proof HVAC technology is what the Royal College of Surgeons of England was looking for for this project. The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation supporting over 25,000 members in the UK and internationally, by improving their skills and knowledge. Its aim is facilitating research and developing policy and guidance in patient care.

We met John O’Riordan, Head of Building in the estates of Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Stuart McGillivray, who works for Wates Construction on the building services across all of their projects in London.

They visited our factory and made sure the performance of the units they chose met their expectations. But they also had the chance to have a tour of the different facilities and have a sense of the Daikin HVAC world. In this context they were kind enough to share information on the project they were working on, on the needs in that project, and how Daikin managed to meet project requirements.

Daikin units involved

1 x EWYD-4Z

Heating/Cooling Capacity: 358 kW

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2 x EWAD-TZ

Cooling Capacity: 1,278 kW

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The Royal College of Surgeons of England project

“Our site in Central London is going to be a blend of the old and the new. The building is 200 years old for the most part. It is a Georgian listed building, but large sections of it were rebuilt following world war two. The building was not very efficient. So, they decided to demolish the post-war structure, retain the listed structure and join the old with the new to create a flexible and efficient workspace to allow surgeons to carry out their trainings. So, the goal is to support the Royal College of Surgeons aims and agenda. Our primary aim is advancing the standards of the building. In this sense, it is very important to us to come to a test facility that has the ability to meet a very high standard of testing”.

“It is important for us to ensure confidence in the performance if the equipment we bought. This facility and the test we are doing just takes the worry away. Because we can have confidence in the equipment and if there is any problem during the commissioning period and the hand-over period we know it is not an equipment issue, and we can narrow our search down”.

Future-proof HVAC technology

“It was important for us to be convinced that the technology we are buying is best in class. That it is meeting the specifications, but it also has a degree of future-proofing. We think that the advanced features on the Daikin we can satisfy those criteria. It is the connectivity of the machine, the controllability of the machine. The data we are seeing today are giving us confidence that we can perfectly integrate the machine in our Building Management System (BMS), that we will be able to monitor, verify the performance and improve it. That is very important to us. When we were walking around your factory we noticed your Kaizen program, and we believe firmly in advancing standards. So, we are on the same page with that”.

A feedback about the brand

“Also, we are very interested in working with a hybrid system for this project. Using Daikin multipurpose unit EWYD-4Z to both provide cooling and heating will give us better building efficiency and occupancy satisfaction”.

[…] “We have been working with Daikin products for a number of years. It is a recognized brand and that is very important for us. We actually know this factory since it was McQuay. The engineering back than was very good already, but we are happy to see how you are constantly improving and advancing the standards”.

 

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