European Panasonic Pro Awards

Pro Award Winners 2016-17

Celebrating the win of the European Panasonic Pro Award for Best Residential Development at the awards ceremony in London.

Celebrating the win of the European Panasonic Pro Award for Best Residential Development at the awards ceremony in London.

Shane Duffy, Vincent Mahony from Panasonic Ireland, Alan Hogan

Heat Merchants & Bridgedale awarded Best Residential Project in the European Panasonic Pro Awards

Heat Merchants & Bridgedale were awarded Best Residential Project for the luxurious Marina Village development in the recent Panasonic Pro awards. The awards which were carefully decided by an independent international judging panel, celebrate excellence across Europe in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of projects using Panasonic heating and cooling systems.

Marina Village, featuring 153 A- Rated houses with 205 apartments coming in later phases, enjoys an unparalleled location with sweeping vistas of the Irish Sea in the stunning village of Greystones, Co Wicklow. The Heat Merchants Technical Design team in conjunction with Bridgedale designed a heating system featuring the Panasonic Aquarea HT air to water heat pump and an energy efficient Aquarea hot water tank. When combined with heat recovery ventilation and high efficiency aluminium radiators the system will generate 100% of the hot water and heating requirement for the houses all year round without back up from a supplementary system.

The spectacular seaside location is one of the key features of the development however this offered a challenge to the heating system Technical Design team. The heat pumps’ outdoor units were custom treated with Bronz-Glow, a factory applied Coat-All system which offered resistance to the corrosive effects of the salt water. This innovative solution gave the developer peace of mind that the heat pumps will maintain performance levels and their aesthetics for years to come.

 

According to Shane Duffy: National Commercial Heating Manager for Heat Merchants ‘we are delighted that the Marina Village project has been selected for this award. The Heat Merchants technical team worked closely with our clients Tony McLoughlin of Bridgedale and Delap and Waller consultants to provide an excellent heating solution that will be efficient, low maintenance and provide high levels of comfort for the residents of these fantastic houses. This project showcases excellence in overall heating system design using the latest technology from Panasonic to achieve an A rated homes.’

The eight winners from across Europe will have the chance to fly to Japan to visit the Panasonic headquarters and other impressive Panasonic facilities and the ground-breaking Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town.


See the award-winning Marina Village, Greystones, Dublin project - an impressive installation of Panasonic's Aquarea air source heat pump

This extensive project won Best Residential Project of the year in the European PANASONIC PRO AWARDS. Property Developer, Bridgedale Homes, have built this new housing development in Dublin. 358 homes in the coastal village will benefit from the constant supply of heating and hot water from the Aquarea HT Air Source Heat Pump heating system design by Heat Merchants technical design team in conjunction with Delap and Waller

Marina Village, Greystones, Co.Wicklow

Bridgedale Developments

The PRO Award winners are:

  • Best Commercial Project - RGS Technischer Service GmbH for Audi (Germany)
  • Best Hospitality Project - IJT for Hotel Monument 5* (Spain)
  • Best Residential Project - Heat Merchants & Bridgedale for Marina Village in Greystones (Ireland)
  • Best Retail Project - Logicool for Ikea (UK)
  • Most Innovative Project - ICG Ltd for Soapworks (UK)
  • Project Demonstrating Best Energy Performance - KlimaShop! GmbH for Legoland (Germany)
  • Panasonic’s Innovative GHP Technology - División Empresas (El Corte Ingles) for Hotel Ayre Atocha (Spain)

The Judging Panel

The eight winners were carefully decided by an independent international judging panel, including Paul McLaughlin (UK) - CEO of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Hugues Haentjens (France) - Editor-in-Chief of Chaud Froid Performance, Norbert Otten (Germany) - Managing Director of Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies GmbH and Rafael Úrculo (Spain) - founding partner of engineering consultancy Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores. Panasonic Home Appliance Air conditioning Europe representatives, Hiroshi Komatsubara CSO (Global Chief Sales Officer), Enrique Vilamitjana, COO (Chief Operating Officer) and Junji Okamoto, General Manager of Planning were also present on the judging panel. Together, they selected which projects demonstrated the most flair and innovation, as well as showcasing sustainable design, efficiency, cost effectiveness and aesthetics.

About Marina Village

Marina Village, a Bridgedale development, enjoys an unparalleled location with sweeping vistas of the Irish Sea in the stunning village of Greystones, Co Wicklow. The development will features 158 A- Rated houses with apartments coming in later phases. The houses are designed to maximise energy efficiency and include high performance double glazed timber windows U value 1.2W/m2k and high performance external walls providing a U-Value of 0.15W/m2k. All Houses are constructed to provide an air tightness to a standard far exceeding building regulations.

The Heat Merchants Technical design team selected the energy efficient A -Rated Panasonic HT air source heat pump in sizes or 12 or 9kW according to the size of the house. The system also features a large capacity, efficient Aquarea tank with a pre plumbed combined 200 litre cylinder and 70 litre buffer to provide sanitary hot water storage. This tank includes a 3-way valve, is easy to install, and offers high efficiency.

Panasonic Aquarea HT high efficiency heat pumps are combined with heat recovery ventilation and will generate 100% of the hot water and heating requirement for the houses all year round without back up from a supplementary system. The Heat Pump is A++ rated at both 35ºC and 55ºC – with a calculated Annual COP value of over 4.30.

The heat pump was sized using a combination of the Panasonic’s Aquarea Designer Software and Heat Merchants Technical Design Team software. Contact Heat Merchants for more details about the Technical Design services on 090 64 24000 or email  enquiries@heatmerchants.ie 

 

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