The city of St. Clair Shores is officially the first city in Michigan to take advantage of a law introduced in July 2016 that allows local governments to make facility improvements leveraging flexible financing programs that are not considered debt. Through the Tax-Exempt Lease Purchase (TELP) program, St. Clair Shores will partner with Johnson Controls on city-wide upgrades, including HVAC, building automation, lighting, and water improvements.
Maintains architectural integrity in historic Iowa school building
May 22, 2017
When Smouse decided to improve its facilities, the school needed a versatile HVAC upgrade that balanced efficiency with the unique design needs of a historic building with several floors of varying environments. Most importantly, Smouse required a system that would provide an optimal comfort environment for its students while preserving the architectural integrity of the building.
Originally designed to support an occupancy level of 850 people, the Arcbest corporate headquarters has grown to now have 1,085 people plus visitors. Ten percent of the people work at night, requiring 24/7 air conditioning. The increase in occupancy drove a need to introduce more outside air to maintain air quality. All of this outside air had to be conditioned, increasing electrical energy costs. In addition, the extra outside air caused draftiness on cold winter days, and, during the summer, the extra outside air flow through the air handlers resulted in some parts of the building getting too cool.
High-efficiency super capacity chiller system successfully completes certification tests
May 8, 2017
The U.S. Navy has successfully completed final production prototype shock and vibration testing for the new-generation high-efficiency super capacity (HESC) chiller system, consisting of the HESC chiller and the HESC variable speed drive (VSD), which integrates key components from Calnetix Technologies.
When the Marriott in West Philadelphia decided to do a major renovation of the rooms, lobby, and conference space, they needed to minimize revenue loss while under construction. It was also time to update the aging HVAC system as hotel management had received numerous complaints of loud HVAC units. Hotel management knew they would lose too much time if they had to replace entire cabinets or systems because each room would be under construction for much longer with the replacement of drywall.
Fans can enjoy a safer, more secure, and comfortable environment
May 4, 2017
The new Atlanta Braves ballpark, SunTrust Park, offers fans a safer, more secure, and comfortable environment thanks to products from UTC Climate, Controls & Security brands — including Carrier, Automated Logic, and Edwards — as well as Otis Elevator. The ballpark is being touted as one of the most technologically advanced ballparks in the country.
Project expected to reduce energy use in by nearly 10 percent
May 4, 2017
Honeywell announced a facility infrastructure modernization project at 21 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-operated facilities across the U.S. The project will create 95 related jobs over the course of the program and is expected to help the FAA reduce the energy use in those facilities by nearly 10 percent.
Three contracts signed with leading U.S. supermarkets
May 3, 2017
Munters Group announced it has secured three new contracts over the past 12 months with leading U.S. retail chains. The contracts are in line with Munters’ strategy to strengthen its position in the U.S. market and to capture the trend where customers are keen to shift to more advanced and energy efficient solutions. Through Munters’ solutions, customers are able to maintain specified humidity levels, while at the same time reducing energy costs.
Schulte Heating installs two Weil-Mclain Evergreen boilers
April 17, 2017
With failing boilers and an inefficient heating system, the historic Zion Episcopal Church needed guidance and help. The latest high-efficiency condensing boilers from Weil-McLain provided the answer to solve their heating woes.