The Azure, Camps Bay in Cape Town is an exclusive residential estate between the Lion’s Head and Twelve Apostles mountains, and Camps Bay Beach. Each of the four luxury homes in this residential development is complemented by elemental stone and timber finishes that harmoniously blend with the beauty of the natural surroundings.
With the price of electricity in the South African residential space continuing to get more expensive due to the country’s worst energy crisis in history, consumers are struggling to keep up with the increase in tariffs. Limited space while not compromising on the design of a first-class elegant property was also a priority. With this in mind, HVAC consulting engineers Jo Lubbe & Associates sought to integrate an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that would help keep occupants’ utility costs at a minimum while still providing maximum capacity and taking up limited space. As a solution, accredited HVAC installers Airwise Airconditioning approached Fourways Air who assisted with the design that fitted with outstanding eco-conscious HVAC technologies.
A total of four AM120 Samsung DVM S Eco outdoor units combined with 28 Samsung Inverter Midwall Split indoor units were chosen for the job, totalling 114 300btu cooling capacity per residence. A prime benefit of the Samsung DVM S Eco system is its advanced performance and top-class energy efficiency coupled with compact design and minimal noise levels, ensuring not only maximum savings on electricity but also maximum comfort with optimal temperature control and undisturbed peace and quiet.
The Samsung inverter indoors were placed in the open plan living areas and bedrooms. It includes an innovative Dual Smart Digital Inverter compressor with Vapour Injection for an industry-leading energy efficiency rating as low as 3.82 and the flexibility to be installed almost anywhere regardless of its location or distance from the building, with a piping length of up to 160m.
The Samsung Inverter Split units with wired-touch controllers were the best option due to limited ceiling space. The Samsung inverter midwall units also include full HD filters which filter out dust particles and due to their anti-bacterial coating effectively remove harmful biological contaminants, which in this current environment we find ourselves in is of the utmost importance. Other green features in the Azure residences include Independent battery back-up power, independent borehole water supply, water efficient sanitary fittings and low-voltage LED lighting.