Kmart is one of Australia’s largest retailers, with 234 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. Kmart has more than 31,000 team members and 2.5 million customers on average are served by Kmart each week. Kmart Rowville is located in the Stud Park Shopping Centre, which services the outer southeastern suburbs of Melbourne.
HCFC-22 is the world’s most widely used refrigerant. The Montreal Protocol has set out a mandatory timetable for the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances including almost all imports to Australia of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), such as R22 by 2016 with a complete phase-out by 2020.
The challenge was to find a cost-effective solution for Kmart which avoided full replacement of existing R22 PAC units which is cost prohibitive for many building owners. Airmaster carried out a retrofit, called a PAC Revive, on one of the existing R22 PAC units at the Kmart store in Rowville, Victoria.