Office and Retail Air Conditioning
A well specified and installed air conditioning system offers heating as well as cooling which allows businesses to maintain a comfortable and consistent temperature in a workplace all year round.
But the benefits of AC don’t stop there; it can also improve air quality in two other significant ways – by reducing humidity (which has been proven to boost productivity), and by cleaning the air to nullify allergies and reduce harmful bacteria and viruses (thus decreasing sickness absence).
A happy and productive workforce makes better decisions, get things done more efficiently and effectively, and thus helps your business to strengthen its bottom line.
However, AC does more than simply offer people comfort and wellbeing; it also protects business-critical equipment such as computer servers.
Complete climate control solution
LH-plc offers a complete solution for climate control in every conceivable type of commercial office building from energy efficient chillers to heat pumps, heat rejection systems like cooling towers and coolers to chilled beams and fan coil units.
The company’s dedicated team of specialist partners have the expertise to design and project manage complete and innovative HVAC solutions for a wide variety of office properties.
Its experienced project team manages the whole process from inception to completion, handover and throughout the warranty period. All of LH-plc’s projects are carried out in accordance with CDM requirements.
Different parts of the building – for example, the reception area, general office space, server room, and meeting rooms – will demand differing solutions, and LH-plc has the knowledge and wide selection of products to cater for all these areas
Commercial air conditioning & ventilation
The older the HVAC system, the less efficient it will be and the more energy it will consume. As well as its negative effect on ongoing operating costs, this will also have an enormous impact on the appeal of an office complex to potential buyers and the price that a seller can achieve.
Refurbishing or replacing the air conditioning and ventilation system can boost the value of the property as well as making it more saleable. LH-plc can help make this calculation and, should action be required, can offer all the tools needed to upgrade or replace the system to make it more efficient and economical.
An example of this can be found at the Grade II-listed 25 Southampton Buildings in London’s legal district where LH-plc and its sister company, Klima-Therm, delivered a high performance, high efficiency replacement air conditioning solution.
This major turnkey project included installing four Rhoss packaged air-cooled chillers, each with a cooling capacity of 90kW. The modular chillers are equipped with integral primary pumps and buffer vessels, and Klima-Therm also supplied secondary pumps and ancillary equipment for the project.
Logistics were managed by LH-plc, and included dismantling and removing the existing system, installing new pipework and electrics, craneage for the new plant and full project management.
The project involved replacing two aging chillers with a new secondary pumping system, fitted where the primary pumps were previously, and a new pressurisation unit. The new system was ‘daisy-chained’ into an upgraded BMS using Rhoss’s built-in sequencing capability.