USA: Carrier chiller and air handling units will be working hard behind the scenes when SunTrust Park, the new home of US baseball team the Atlanta Braves, opens today for its first regular season game.
Behind the scenes at today’s sell-out first game versus the San Diego Padres is a powerful line-up of Carrier cooling and air handling systems ensure comfort throughout the ballpark’s facilities. Three Carrier AquaEdge 19XRV centrifugal chillers provide large-scale, high-efficiency cooling while also being environmentally responsible, reliable and quiet. Also, 26 Carrier Aero 39M air handling units and two custom 39CC units were installed throughout the complex.
The new 41,149-seat ballpark, which opened a few weeks ago for a pre-season game against the New York Yankees, is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced ballparks in the country. In addition to the more than 1,350 wi-fi access points and 30 LED displays – including the 64ft tall, 121ft wide video board – the ballpark contains a number of cutting-edge building technologies that set SunTrust Park apart from other ballparks in the country.
A number of Carrier’s UTC sister companies – Automated Logic, Edwards and Otis – were also involved in the project. The Automated Logic WebCTRL building automation system monitors all the building systems, the Carrier products and the Edwards EST3 emergency communications platform. Otis supplied 26 escalators and lifts to the facility.
Adjacent to the stadium, UTC building technologies are also being installed throughout The Battery Atlanta, a 1.5 million ft2 mixed-use development, featuring boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, an Omni Hotel, The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre and 550 residences.