Air-conditioning for tall buildings can be a challenge for a number of reasons.
•As you build taller you have to contend with variance in ambient temperature and wind which is a particular issue when you exceed 60 storeys
•With air-conditioning typically accounting for 30 per cent of a building’s energy consumption, by simple virtue of their size, tall buildings use a lot of energy
•With saleable floor space being crucial for development business cases to stack up, developers don’t want large areas of plant wasting space, yet buyers won’t accept anything but the best internal environment.
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