“When we hear nothing from the students or staff about the comfort system, we know we’re doing a great job,” said Thomas Dodgen, director of the physical plant at Texas Lutheran University. He was referring to the recent chiller plant improvement, a project that involved the design and installation of a combination chiller plant, with both electric centrifugal chillers and a gas-fired absorption unit.
Two contractors from Florida and two from Georgia were among 25 Lennox dealerships presented with the Dave Lennox Award, described by the manufacturer as “the company’s most prestigious business award.”
Orlando, FL-based Encompass Mechanical Services–Central Florida handled a $97,644 contract for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning for the 21,110-square-foot addition at Bonneville Elementary School in Orlando, for general contractor McCree Inc., Orlando.
There probably aren't too many multimillion dollar companies where the president is the first person you see when you walk through the door. But that's the case at R.D. Herbert & Sons Co., Nashville, TN, a sheet metal and roofing contractor with deep Southern roots that go back to the 1860s.
“Our goal is never to have to dismiss school because of classroom heat. We schedule 188 days of classes each year, and we don’t want to miss any of them.” In this way, Bill Gilbert explains why the Johnston County Schools rely on air conditioning systems. Gilbert is the energy director for the district, located southeast of Raleigh, NC. He indicates that in years past, classes were frequently dismissed because school buildings were simply too hot for useful education to take place.
The First Union Tower is a modern building in a prime location in Orlando. The only problem with the facility was that the building cooling plant couldn’t keep up with the cooling demand. As a consequence, comfort levels in the building did not meet the performance standards expected by its owner, Hannover Real Estate Holdings, or the property manager, CB Richard Ellis. In 1999 the building’s HVAC plant received a complete makeover that has resulted in improved comfort and system flexibility, with no increase in operating costs.