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It's not all hot air


The energy used by air conditioning is often seen as contributing to the carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming, and is referred to in detail in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. However, comfort cooling and reduced emissions can go together, as air conditioning supplier, CYVSA, explains.

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is an inescapable factor in today’s living and working environment. It is particularly important in the design of medium to large industrial and office buildings where the conditions are regulated often according to national legislation. This may be for a variety of reasons such as improving working conditions or preventing spread of specific diseases, such as Legionnaire’s Disease.

Manufacturing and installing

For decades, CYVSA has been a pioneer at the implementation of new technologies, and today, with its team of LEED-certified experts, continues to provide new ideas to achieve the most efficient, affordable and reliable projects of HVAC systems.

Torre Mayor
Torre Mayor

In building automation, CYVSA also implements state-of-the-art technologies to fulfil a high-demand evolving market, which translates into energy savings, as well as monitoring and control of HVAC systems, CCTV, Fire Protection, and Lighting.

One example of this lies in its work on air conditioning ducts. This is a type of pipe or tunnel which distributes air throughout a structure and is often made from steel because of its strength and resistance to rust and corrosion. The company owns the most efficient galvanised steel duct factory in México with a 2,500 metric tonne yearly capacity, all strictly in compliance with SMACNA standards.

The company has been repeatedly recognised by the Mexican Intelligent Building Institute (IMEI), receiving 14 out of the 20 awards from the last two decades, like Torre Mayor, Serfin-Santander headquarters in México City and the most recent one the CEO building in Santa Fe México City. These awards are given on the basis of cost effectiveness, maximum flexibility, maximum security, automation and optimised preventative maintenance.

CYVSA has a strong commitment to the environment, and because of that, is working along with architects and developers to minimise the impact of air conditioning in the planet, by designing better and environmentally-friendly projects, using sustainable technologies.

Industry leader in México and Latin America, CYVSA has 1,700 highly-trained HVAC employees. With 59 years experience, CYVSA has completed over 23,000 projects in México and abroad, from a single apartment to a raft of mega projects including:
  • 2,500 bank branch-offices;
  • More than 35,000 hotel rooms;
  • 18,000 beach front condos; and,
  • The majority of high-rise buildings in México City.

It has over 400 specialists in the HVAC maintenance market, offering preventive and or corrective maintenance support as well as operation of the building’s HVAC system.

The company uses continuously updated and new technologies to fulfil the needs of its Mexican and international clients across Latin America, the Caribbean and the US. At any one time, it is working on 650 projects throughout México, complying with international standards such as: ASHRAE, SMACNA, USGBC, IMC and IBC.

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