Requirements set for commercial objects may differ not only based on the type of the building in question, its size, construction or equipment installed. They may also vary depending on expectations of various entities using the same facility for a common purpose but from different perspectives. Project carried out by Mercado Central de Pescados Mercamadrid in Madrid, Spain, the second largest fish market in the world, is a perfect example of selecting one complete solution to meet needs of different users of the facility.
Thanks to its high Solar Reflectance Index of 107 allowing to reduce the temperature of roof covering up to 70%, COOL-R Highly Reflective Waterproofing Coating was chosen by Mercamadrid as a part of 3 mln euro investment project having in view comprehensive modernization of cooling solutions in the facility towards more efficient and environmentally friendly ones. Measurements made after COOL-R application on the 33.000 m² roof showed first positive effects of use of the reflective coating. As the investor mentioned, the temperature under the roof was decreased by 7°C, what directly translates into reduction of load on air conditioning systems and energy consumption, as well as improvement of storage conditions.
Mercamadrid is another facility in the world where application of COOL-R coating caused the solid improvement of functioning in terms of key processes, working conditions and cost efficiency.