Project Files: Increasing Community Connections’ Comfort

Mitsubishi Electric ductless heat pump systemCompany: Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division

Customer: Community Connections, a not-for-profit mental health agency in Washington, D.C.

Installation: Mitsubishi Electric M-Series Hyper-Heating (H2i®) ultra high-efficiency ductless heat pump systems

Completion: December 2012

Objective: Install HVAC upgrades to meet the objective of a 40 percent energy-efficiency improvement with a seven-year payback.

Work Completed: The apartment building, constructed in 1956, was served by dedicated gas-fired, forced-air furnaces and window-unit air conditioners original to the building. Now, the H2i® line of ductless heating and cooling systems, which operates at efficiencies up to 26 SEER, will allow the building to achieve at least a 40 percent reduction in energy use. Models range in capacity from 9,000- to 18,000-Btuh cooling and 10,900- to 11,700-Btuh heating. Most can provide 100 percent capacity at outdoor temperatures as low as 5°F, thereby eliminating the need for backup electric heating. This equipment will not only better serve the residents of the Community Connections building, but will also allow the organization to better allocate funds to carry out its mission.

“By replacing the existing 50-year-old HVAC units in the apartments, we knew we had the opportunity to make a huge impact on Community Connections’ bottom line. Now, the organization is free to use the funds otherwise spent on high energy bills toward expanding its direct client care services in the community.”
- John Clements, senior product marketing manager, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division

Publication date: 04/15/2012 

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: John Missell

John Missell, vice president and COO of Spectrum Design, joins the program to discuss how his company has utilized geothermal technologies, and we examine the future of renewable energy resources. Posted on Aug. 15.

More Podcasts


NEWS 08-18-14 cover

2014 August 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con