In March 2018, Airway were tasked with replacing some of the air conditioning units at the University of Cambridge’s Emmanuel College. One of the larger colleges belonging to the University, Emmanuel College caters for around 500 undergraduate students, 150 graduate students, 90 Fellows and 150 members of staff. As such, there are plenty of people inside the college at any given time, and the temperature must be regulated and controlled constantly to keep students, staff and guests alike cool and comfortable.
We removed four old air conditioning condensers from the roof of the college, and replaced them. However, we didn’t install four new units: we installed one singular unit that boasted greater efficiency than the previous four combined. In addition, four commercial chiller units were installed in the basement, fed by insulated pipes which feed them with coolant. These chillers were then connected to the rooftop unit.
The old units were removed and correctly disposed of, with recyclable materials being sent for recycling.
The project was supervised by Matthew, our project manager, and Airway staff were present on site throughout the entire process. The college can now enjoy more efficient, effective air conditioning units!