Tajín Manufacturing Plant
TAJÍN® is the number one brand in the World that produces condiments consisting of all Mexican ingredients. The manufacturing facility in Tala Jalisco Mexico, near Guadalajara, produces spices, sweets, dry chilies, liquid sauces, and more. The sustainably designed plant features state-of-the-art technology. Cyclone was engaged to create an energy simulation model to assist the design team in evaluating energy efficiency options and determine the final design performance over a baseline building. Large exhaust fans, required to prevent production dusts from exploding, made it tricky to gain big energy savings. Our team worked with the designers to optimize other features including lighting and HVAC systems and the final designed facility saved approximately 23% by energy cost compared to an ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 reference building. What made this project noteworthy is that manufacturing facilities are very hard to design and tricky to model. They are not often seen as LEED projects and not many energy modelers have experience dealing with this type of building. Our team’s past experience in modeling manufacturing facilities and the fact that our modeling software has the ability to simulate very detailed parameters and study effects on different iterations helped us deliver results that exceeded client expectations.