Punjab's largest mall opens – with air conditioning by Voltas
In a project worthy of India's largest air conditioning company, Voltas provided HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) for almost 7 lakh sq ft of Amritsar's Trilium Mall, the very largest in Punjab, developed by Tata Realty Infrastructure.
The project's scope of work also included ventilation systems for 3 lakh sq ft of basement area, as well as a sophisticated Building Management System (BMS) covering the entire mall.
The HVAC set-up features an 8000 TRH thermal storage system – one of the largest such installations in North India – yielding high levels of energy-efficiency and reducing the overall power demand as well as operational costs. 5 screw chillers of 300 TR provide the cooling effect, conveyed over the vast mall area through 11 kms of piping and 9500 sq m of ducting.
The basement has been ventilated through the use of 100 jet fans, with carbon monoxide sensors to monitor air quality. The entire HVAC installation is regulated by the BMS, which also controls diesel generators, plumbing systems, lift controls and other facilities, again yielding reductions in running costs.
It's a truly giant landmark on Punjab's skyline – and a significant achievement for Voltas.