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Innovative balancing solution minimises energy consumption of new skyscraper in Turkey


Division:IMI Hydronic Engineering

Date:October 2014

When project owner, Soma Group, required an energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for the Spine Tower – now the second tallest building in Istanbul – IMI Hydronic Engineering proved just how big a difference balancing know-how could make.

Located in the key Maslak commercial and financial district of Istanbul, the new 192m high Spine Tower will have cost approximately $150 million to develop. With construction completed earlier this year, the tower provides 140,000m2 of prestigious business and residential accommodation over 56 floors, including office space and residential apartments plus an entire floor dedicated to a fitness suite and spa. At ground level, the development features retail and conference facilities as well as car parking.

The Soma Group specified the installation of an energy-efficient and sustainable HVAC solution to ensure all users could work and reside in a comfortable and well-managed environment, operated to optimum efficiency. The energy-efficient system from IMI Hydronic Engineering will significantly cut annual energy consumption by up to 30% against the original design.

A spokesperson for Soma Group commented: “With IMI Hydronic Engineering involved from the outset, we had every faith they would successfully deliver the ideal hydronic solution.”