Virgin Active approached Airius to provide a cooling solution that would save energy and air conditioning ductwork, whilst offering minimum impact on activities in their new flagship Fitness Centre in Bangaroo, Sydney.
The compact Airius Retail Series system was specified and the result has been a huge success, with many more Virgin facilities utilising the Airius system.
Virgin Active Gyms are opening new facilities across
Australia and Asia and they are keen to provide an energy efficient and
unobtrusive cooling solution for the users of their gymnasiums and exercise
Their flagship facility is located at Barangaroo, by the
Sydney waterfront, and provides a range of exercise opportunities including
cycling, yoga, boxing, weight rooms, and numerous other exercise
David Shreeve from DSA and Associates, director and
mechanical engineer and long a supporter of the Airius products, recommended
the use of the fans to Virgin Active as a methodology to reduce air
conditioning ductwork and running costs, while at the same time providing an
unobtrusive solution. Typical ceiling fans weren’t suitable due to low ceiling
heights and their distraction and interruption to activities, while they also
were limited in their mounting locations.
Primarily though, the Airius fans offered an unmatched
ability to move the conditioned air around the space and over distance that no
ceiling fan can match.
The Airius solution offers both ceiling and roof mounted
options and the request from Virgin for the fans to be black was easily
fulfilled by Airius.
Virgin Active and DSA are so thrilled by the results that
they have subsequently installed the Airius fans into two more Virgin Active
facilities; Market St. and Bridge St. in the Sydney CBD.
Their unique look, small size, large amount of air movement,
full BMS control capability and very low 30 Watt power consumption has worked
in perfectly with the Virgin Active design brief.
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