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.
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.
Philadelphia’s 98,000-square-foot 2.0 University Place is proof that office buildings featuring high efficiency HVAC systems, superior indoor air quality (IAQ), and other sustainable features reap higher lease premiums, 100-percent occupancies, and ultimately attract real estate investment buyers.
The facility realized a total fuel savings of 42 percent
March 20, 2017
With a rapidly failing water heater and an old, inefficient boiler, a 20-unit condominium building in Chicago required major upgrades to its heating system. High efficiency condensing boilers and indirect-fired water heaters from Weil-McLain provided the remedy needed.
Several homeowners nationwide regard Field Controls’ Healthy Home System as a premium-tier whole-house indoor air quality solution. In addition to offering multiple layers of fresh, pure, and clean air, the Healthy Home System recently played an ancillary role in one family’s recovery from the aftermath of childhood cancer.
University of Alabama at Birmingham obtained an annual energy savings of $60,000 after Bernhard TME Engineering (TME) optimized the university’s district chilled water system. The chilled water is distributed to 48 buildings on campus to supply the air conditioning systems in the hot and humid southeastern U.S.
CE uses Carrier chillers and controls to maximize brewing operations
February 6, 2017
In late 2015, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, Connecticut, was looking to expand its fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of an HVACR manufacturer to assist them. Phil Markowski, master brewer, and Mike Wight, director of operations, contacted a local HVAC contractor who put them in touch with Gregg Mello in the Carrier Enterprise (CE) Connecticut office.
The owner of a 2,800-square foot home in New Milford, Pennsylvania was experiencing uneven heat throughout the residence, limited hot water, and high utility costs. The installation of a new hydronic heating system helped drive home significant energy savings and ensure that “no place like home” feeling.
Construction supply facility reports 40 percent savings
January 9, 2017
Euclid Chemical, based in Cleveland, has been supplying the construction industry with products to improve the strength, appearance, and usability of concrete since 1910. Now a large, multi-national corporation, Euclid Chemical’s main offices are in a two-story, 15,000 square foot building that also contains laboratories where it develops products ranging from sealants to micro synthetic fibers.
Until recently, the building relied upon an aging variable air volume (VAV) system with terminal reheat to keep its offices comfortable and to maintain environmental conditions in the laboratories even though records showed the system had not performed as designed.