Improvements in energy consumption in the chilled-water plant at the University of Arizona were significant enough in recent years that the electric utility felt they should check their metering equipment.
“Those old multizone systems were state-of-the-art 30 years ago,” said Dale Moody, a Climate Engineering mechanical technician. “But technology and time have passed them by, so they’re expensive to operate and maintain today.”
First impressions are important, according to Ray Spreitzer of R&D Refrigeration. He says when service technicians arrive in a nice truck in clean uniforms, customers perceive them to be more professional.
For the second year in a row, University Mechanical has been recognized by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) for having the best safety and health record in the country among companies within the 400,001 to 500,000 man-hours category, according to the 2001 SMACNA Safety Statistics Evaluation and Awards Program.