Role of Comfort in Modern Building
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics& IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta has supplied the HVAC units for the new Rome Convention Centre air conditioning.Formally inaugurated last October, the building has been designed with the aim of transforming Rome into one of the most important congressional destinations in the world. The project, designed by Architect Fuksas, was developed in three distinct bodies: a hotel of 439 rooms, 7 suites and a wellness center; an underground area, which includes smaller auditoriums, meeting rooms, annexed services and parking; and the teak, which houses the congressional area, with the modular rooms, that can accommodate up to 6,000 seated people and the so-called Nuvola with its 1,850-seat auditorium. In the Convention Centre planning, great attention was paid to sustainability. To this end the central air-conditioning system, which is based on variable-flow units, allows the system to optimize the energy consumption considering the real thermal loads of the building. The plant room consists of 5 ERACS-2WQ3202 multi-purpose heat pumps and 2 FOCS2WCA 9604 liquid chillers, all water-cooled and all Climaveneta branded. Multi-purpose heat pumps are able to produce hot and cold water even simultaneously by exploiting the recovery in the production of both liquids and thus maximizing the energy efficiency of the building throughout the year. Even the built in fan coils, installed in the common areas of the underground level, have been supplied by Climaveneta.