Brazil’s Pátio Victor Malzoni building saves 10% on energy for its air conditioning system

Air conditioning systems are one of the main consumers of energy in commercial buildings. New construction looks for equipment that provides the greatest energy savings and helps meet the requirements of LEED, the most important certification for sustainable construction. This is the case of Pátio Victor Malzoni, a building situated at Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima in São Paulo city. Certified with the LEED Core & Shell Silver label, energy efficiency is a feature of this commercial development, saving 10% on energy by using Danfoss Turbocor® compressors in its air conditioning system.

This air conditioning system has four TurboTosi chillers that are equipped with Danfoss Turbocor® compressors, made by Tosi Industries. According to Raul José de Almeida, Technical Director of TEKNIKA and the designer of Pátio Victor Malzoni, high-energy efficiency and low maintenance were achieved thanks to oil-free compressor technology. These reasons were deciding factors in the choice of TurboTosi equipment.

As the building façade has over 65% of glazed area, a chiller with superior energy efficiency was needed to achieve the LEED certification. Energy savings of around 10% are expected by using TurboTosi chillers equipped with Danfoss Turbocor® compressors, compared to high-efficiency centrifugal chillers. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY January-February 2017