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Restoration Hardware recently constructed a new 4-story, 48,000 square foot gallery at the Domain in Austin, TX. Building owners were seeking energy-efficient HVAC equipment that could incorporate energy recovery ventilation (ERV) to precondition incoming outside air in a commercial VRF system. DXS was chosen to provide the store with an HVAC system based on their VRF experience and familiarity with Daikin equipment.

The building was equipped with nine Daikin VRV heat recovery condensing units ranging from 10 to 28 tons. The system also featured one 3-ton Daikin VRV Heat Pump Condensing Unit, and one 305 CFM Daikin ducted split system, which were both chosen to meet zoning and efficiency needs. 37 Daikin VRV ceiling mounted fan coil units ranging from 560 – 1,624 CFM completed the system, and were ideal for their interfacing ability and heat recovery branch selectors, as well as their ability to serve multiple areas throughout the building.

DXS was required to meet custom needs for this project, and hardware modifications were necessary in order to fit the rooftop unit to a tight space. The store’s needs were accommodated, and the completed project met energy-efficiency, scheduling and budgeting requirements.

Retail & Office Key Considerations

Architects and engineers working in the retail and professional office building markets consistently face the same scenario:  the ever-changing need to reconfigure tenant space.  As businesses change, their space requirements can fluctuate wildly.  They move, they expand, they downsize.  And because they do, DXS works alongside architects, engineers and owners to design VRF systems that can be configured – and reconfigured – to meet on-going and changing tenant HVAC requirements.

Key Considerations

  • Opportunity to reduce overall building construction cost
  • Designed as a modular system to any specifications required by the project
  • System is easily reconfigured after installation
  • Tight temperature controls of multiple zones for multiple tenants
  • Experienced staff and products that have the ability to interface with a wide variety of control systems
  • DXS onsite at five key junctures:  onsite training prior to installation, quality control checks during installation, during start-up, 30 days after commissioning for building owner verification, and ongoing training for staff
  • Fast, dependable service and maintenance support after installation
  • Complete inventory of parts and equipment locally stocked