Aris Market Square, a luxury high-rise apartment complex and winner of the Houston Business Journal’s 2018 Landmark Award for multi-family developments, brings 274 residential units and street level retail shops to downtown Houston’s Museum District. Houston-based developer Hines designed the building’s stone and masonry aesthetic to blend in with the nearby Rice Hotel and Houston National Bank Building. The 24-story complex helps to create the cohesive and populated downtown environment of Houston, and was developed under the Downtown Living Initiative, which offers tax breaks for multi-family units in the city. DXS was chosen as basis of design for this project’s HVAC selection.
A Daikin VRV system from DXS was incorporated to serve the top 2 floors of the development. Daikin equipment provided a highly efficiency and easily controllable interface, which gave the owners the access they needed to view the system’s full power consumption data using Daikin’s VRV Power Proportionality Distribution (PPD) software. DXS worked with Ziegler Cooper Architects, Urban Oaks Builders, Kilgore Industries, and SCA Consulting Engineers to equip Aris Market Square with two Daikin VRV heat recovery systems. The equipment totaled 24 tons, and included four vertical air handling units and a Daikin ITM central controller with PPD software and integrated options for tenant billing.