Uponor's underfloor radiant cooling technology will make one of Europe's largest shopping centers a comfortable shopping arena.
The Dolce Vita Tejo in Portugal will be completed near Lisbon in May 2009, and will house 300 shops and 9,000 parking spaces. It is designed for both shopping and social interaction and leisure activities. It will comply with the latest European shopping centre trends. For instance, a theme park for children will be built adjacent to the mall.
The contractor of Dolce Vita Tejo, the Spanish real estate development company Chamartin Inmobiliaria, is investing in solutions complying with sustainable development principles, influencing energy efficiency and the consumption of primary energy in particular. The underfloor radiant cooling system’s floor temperature will remain at approximately 66-68 degrees F at all times, and will help achieve considerable savings in energy consumption.