Taco Inc., Cranston, R.I.
Taco LoadMatch™ single-pipe system
Proximity Hotel, Greensboro, N.C.
Combine energy efficiency and indoor
air comfort while simultaneously qualifying for Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) points.
The Proximity Hotel was designed and built with
energy efficiency and guest comfort in mind. The project strived for Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and includes a
$2.5 million Trane-Taco variable-flow HVAC system that will earn up to 15
points under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED certification
Dennis Quaintance, principal of Quaintance Weaver
Restaurants & Hotels, and owner of the Proximity, sees solid marketing
value in being environmentally responsible.
Superior Mechanical installed Taco’s LoadMatch system.
Beyond that system, a rooftop mechanical room holds two gas-fired Raypak
modular boilers for redundancy, along with various Taco base-mounted pumps,
expansion tanks, and 4900 Series air and dirt separators. The Trane chilled
water system, which comes with four 50-ton multistack chillers, provides energy
savings through its eight stages, and is also rooftop-mounted for space
“Energy costs mean more to us because we’re the
developer and the owner. We’re able to look at things over a longer term - 10,
20, even 30 years.”
- Dennis Quaintance, owner of the Proximity Hotel