The 29-year-old Millennia Park office building, in Stellenbosch, has achieved a five-Star Green Star South Africa (SA) Office v1 ‘Design’ certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Compared with the original building, the refurbished building would consume about 30% less electricity, owing to a number of interventions, most importantly, the use of a chilled beam air conditioning system.
The use of the chilled beam air-conditioning system in the refurbished building was one of the first commercial applications of this technology in South Africa. The system takes up less space, has lower operating costs, is quieter, and significantly more energy efficient for heating and cooling than conventional air-conditioning.
This puts Serbco SA PPr piping systems at the forefront of HVAC and energy saving technology in South Africa. Serbco SA PPr piping was used due to its excellent thermal properties and cost effectiveness.