Taiwanese bookstore operator Eslite Corporation recently opened its first store on Mainland China in Suzhou. The record-breaking 1 million visitors within the first 20 days of opening were kept comfortable by the chillers, heat-pumps and air terminal units provided by Carrier Air Conditioning Sales & Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Carrier China). Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Nestled in Suzhou Industrial Park's central business district, Eslite Suzhou was designed by Kris Yao, a Taiwanese architect who received the 2014 Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects. The development includes not only a bookstore but a shopping complex with a shopping mall, restaurants, coffee bars, art galleries, multimedia showrooms and a theater for experimental modern drama in 56,000 square meters of floor area.
As a leading provider of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, Carrier China tailored a complete solution to fulfill Eslite's pursuit of environmentally responsible and energy-efficient design. The innovative solution includes two high-efficiency geothermal ground source heat pumps, which tap into the thermal energy of Jinji Lake to pre-condition refrigerant, working as supplementary heating and cooling during transition seasons. Scroll heat pumps with smaller capacity serve where air-conditioning may be needed periodically.
"We are glad to work with Eslite, a front-runner in the cultural and creative industry and are pleased to provide an innovative and sustainable solution for them." said Homy Dong, regional general manager of East China, Carrier China.
Founded in 1989 in Taipei, Eslite currently has 44 stores in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China, attracting about 144 million visitors worldwide every year.
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Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow "Carrier_China" on WeChat.