Retail businesses present operational challenges, requiring HVAC systems that provide effective ventilation and can respond to variable temperature demands. Different environmental zones within retail environments – stock rooms, dressing rooms, refrigerated cases and the sales floor, for instance – have widely varying temperature needs.
Trane supplies systems for everything from the large modern shopping complexes, to regional chains and local stores. Packaged rooftop chiller systems and ventilations systems can be supplemented by building automation systems that give retailers total control over their environments, even remotely, and can help reduce energy usage, improve occupant comfort and achieve environmental targets.
Bahrain City Center, developed by the well known Majid Al Futtaim Group (MAF), is the first integrated leisure and shopping destination in the Kingdom of Bahrain and second largest in the Gulf region. Located in the heart of Manama, the three-level shopping complex with a total gross leasable area of 150,000 square meters houses over 350 outlets.
Due to the competitive nature of the wholesale warehouse store industry, the customer name is being withheld from this case study.
This international wholesale club plans to open new warehouse stores in the United States and Mexico. While spanning geographies, the locations have the common objectives of cost-effectively managing building operations and lowering energy costs.
When complete World Market Center in Las Vegas will include eight buildings totaling more than 12 million square feet – the world’s largest furniture design and show room center. The 10-storey World Market Center Phase I was completed with three Trane chillers totaling 3900 tons of capacity, plus 35 Trane packaged air conditioning units. Trane controls include a Tracer Summit™ building management system plus Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) on the chillers and water pumps. The 16-storey Phase II was completed the following year and included 789 non- Trane heat pumps with hard-wired thermostats. Construction of the 20-story Phase III began the year after. Trane secured the order for 1100 Trane heat pumps. Trane also brought to the table a time- and money-saving improvement that helped World Market Center “cut the cord” with hard-wired thermostats: Wireless zone sensor thermostats.