Daikin Heat-recovery VRV serves Portsmouth Tulip Inn
Daikin VRVII heat-recovery air conditioning installed in the Tulip Hotel at North Harbour, Portsmouth, enables heat loads to be balanced and energy consumption reduced.
The popularity of Daikin’s VRV air conditioning in hotels is reflected by the installation in the Tulip Inn at North Harbour, Portsmouth. Golden Tulip Hotels are regarded as superior-quality establishments. This hotel has 108 guest rooms on five floors, complemented by quiet lounge areas, stylish and contemporary restaurant and bars, three well equipped meeting rooms and a spacious reception. All these amenities are served by VRVII heat-recovery air conditioning installed by Sayes & Co. of Pudsey in West Yorkshire and supplied by Daikin Airconditioning UK. The bedrooms have Daikin fan-coil units located in bulkheads above the doors into them to provide both heating and cooling. The bedrooms were constructed and fully fitted out off site, delivered in ‘pod’ form and dropped into the hotel structure floor by floor. Bedroom air conditioning, electrical and other built-in services were then connected to the main services circuits running in false ceilings above the corridors on each floor. All public areas have Daikin 4-way-blow ceiling cassettes. The 10 VRVII outdoor condensing units are installed in two ground-level compounds at either end of the building. Heat recovery is achieved by diverting exhaust heat from indoor units in cooling mode to areas requiring heating. The system heating and cooling loads can be balanced, enabling the power consumption of compressors to be reduced by 40 to 45%. The air conditioning is monitored and regulated by two Daikin Intelligent Touch Controllers in the administrative office. Some temperature control is permitted in each bedroom by wall-mounted room controllers.