Serviced office operator Business Environment has announced a £1.5m investment to transform the air-conditioning system at its Milton Keynes business centre.
The new technology is part of the company’s ‘green’ strategy to deliver maximum energy-efficiency across the business, with Milton Keynes leading the way for similar improvements at the company’s 17 operational centres across South England.
The VRV® (Variable Refrigerant Volume) System, which will start to be installed at the centre, based on Avebury Boulevard near the MK shopping centre, during July 2011, provides the latest state-of-the-art technology. The work will be done in phases and completed out of hours to minimize the disruption for businesses in the building.
It works by recycling unwanted heat, so that different rooms within one building can benefit from varying temperatures. Whilst one room is ‘cooling’, the rejected heat can be transferred to another that requires ‘heating’.
John Edwards, centre manager at Business Environment Milton Keynes, said: “This investment at our Milton Keynes centre really proves that we’re serious about doing our bit to help to fight climate change.”
“Not only will the air-conditioning system provide greater energy efficiency for the different companies working here, but it will give them improved comfort and the right conditions to get the most out of their working day.”