Honeywell today announced that its sustainable refrigeration technology supports a new cooling system at the Eiffel Tower.
The facility offers a greener solution for the western pillar of the Paris monument – which houses the tourist information centre, a souvenir shop and a hydraulic lift that rises 300 meters for stunning views of the city.
Honeywell claims its Solstice ze ultra-low global warming potential (R-1234ze) refrigerant is both energy efficient and cost effective.
The new cooling system replaces the tower’s legacy device – and is part of a wider mission to improve safety to meet EU regulations and reduce the tower’s carbon footprint. It is one of several major world landmarks that have seen sustainable renovation as part of a global campaign for building sustainability.
The system uses Honeywell hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, which helps customers achieve their environmental, social and governance goals without sacrificing performance. Technology has a variety of applications including supermarket refrigerants, automotive air conditioners, insulation, janitorial products and cleaning solutions.
Honeywell brings the Eiffel Tower closer to SETE’s objectives
the Eiffel Tower Operating Company (SETE), which operates the tower, has replaced its aging system running on the higher-GWP R-407C refrigerant with a contemporary system incorporating Honeywell’s solution and equipment supplied by component manufacturer AF Energy and French ALM Cold refrigeration. The solution met SETE’s strict criteria to transition to a sustainable and efficient system with increased reliability, energy efficiency and safety to meet EU regulations and reduce its carbon footprint.
“The cooling system introduced by Honeywell, ALM Froid and AF Energy offers a unique solution blend of durability, safety, energy efficiency, durability and low maintenance,” declared Fabrice Fevai, head of the ascent service at the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE). “The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited sites in the world, and we have implemented numerous initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint, starting in 2015 with the installation of wind turbines to provide a clean source of energy. The use of a new cooling system will allow the site to become even more environmentally friendly for future generations to enjoy. »
“Solstice ze provides a long-term, green and cost-effective solution to tourist sites such as the Eiffel Tower, helping them increase their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions,” said Julien Soulet, vice president and general manager. , Honeywell Fluorine Products. Europe. “Globally, demand is growing for solutions such as Solstice ze and other Solstice solutions from Honeywell, which have been chosen to cool large structures, including the Eurotunnel, because of the benefits they offer. businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.”
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