Pondok Indah Mall is the first mall in Indonesia to adopt Honeywell’s Solstice zd ultra-low GWP refrigerant
Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) today announced that its Solstice® The refrigerant zd (R-1233zd) has been adopted by the large shopping complex Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) in its new building in Jakarta, Indonesia, making PIM the first shopping center in the country to adopt Solstice zd ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant to meet strict environmental regulations. Using Solstice zd is expected to help PIM improve the energy consumption of its refrigeration system, reducing its carbon footprint without compromising safety, reliability and performance.
After extensive testing and through collaboration with leading companies, Solstice zd refrigerant is widely adopted in large buildings and complexes around the world and now available in Indonesia, to help customers comply with current and proposed regulations, including the internationally adopted Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, with the aim of reducing the use of high GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Based on Honeywell’s hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology, Solstice zd is a non-flammable refrigerant with a GWP of 1 (GWP CO2 = 1), no ozone depletion impact and higher capacity but similar efficiency to R-123, making it an environmentally preferable alternative for centrifugal chillers, which are often used to cool large buildings or infrastructure projects, as well as organic Rankine cycle systems and pumps heat to high temperature.
Solstice zd can be used in the installation of new equipment as a replacement for high GWP refrigerants such as R-134a (GWP of 1300). Honeywell is working with PT. Berca Carrier Indonesia, which is one of the world’s leading suppliers of HVAC systems and the main contractor supplying and installing an in-building chiller for PIM. Very low GWP Solstice zd will be used in PIM’s cooling system through the installation of Berca Carrier centrifugal chillers. Similar to other existing refrigeration offerings, Solstice zd is easy to install, use and maintain in the cooling system.
“We chose to adopt Solstice zd in PIM’s newly constructed shopping center because it is a widely accepted refrigerant in the industry that has ultra-low GWP and high efficiency operating performance. It is in line with our company-wide commitment to green building, ”said Mr. Ario Ananta Putro, a person responsible for the mechanical engineering department of PIM. “We are delighted to be working with Honeywell and Berca Carrier to maximize energy savings and significantly reduce the carbon footprint in order to meet our energy and environmental goals.
Solstice zd is also rated “A1 (non-flammable)” according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
“Global demand is increasing for sustainable solutions like Solstice zd, which help businesses meet their environmental goals while improving economic benefits. We are delighted that large structures like PIM are using Solstice zd in Indonesia to reduce the impact on the environment ”, declared Tom liu, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Advanced Materials, Asia Pacific. “We are committed to helping industries make the transition and adopt next-generation, low-GWP solutions. “
Honeywell is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of refrigerants that are sold worldwide under Solstice® and Génetron® brand names for a wide range of applications, including refrigeration and air conditioning for buildings and automobiles. Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a billion dollar program to invest in research, development and new capabilities for Honeywell’s hydrofluorolefin technology. Global adoption of Solstice products has avoided the potential release of the equivalent of over 250 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equivalent to eliminating the potential emissions of more than 52 million cars per year .
Pondok Indah Shopping Center (PIM) is a large shopping complex located in Pondok Indah, a suburb of South Jakarta, Indonesia. PIM has three large shopping centers, the old 3-storey PIM1 and the newer 5-storey PIM2 and PIM 3. In january 2017, Forbes recognized PIM as one of the top five malls in Jakarta.
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