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Spark Fitness

  • Project Location: Austin, TX
  • Owner/Client: Spark Fitness
  • Project Description:

Spark Fitness, centrally located downtown off the Lamar St. Bridge, is Austin’s newest locally-owned gym. While they were not the basis of design, DXS was selected for the best value on the project.

DXS provided 60 tons of Daikin VRV heat pump equipment with a combination of ducted and ductless units that were used throughout various areas of the gym including locker rooms, group fitness and weight training rooms. Also installed was a 30 ton Daikin dedicated outside air energy recovery unit and a Daikin iTouch controller that is integrated with all the equipment.

The owner ended up being eligible for rebates from Austin Energy for using the energy-efficient VRV system.

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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