St. James United Methodist Church’s mixed-use nature required a versatile comfort fix
February 8, 2016
Because of the mixed-use nature of church buildings, broad range of room sizes, and long vacancy periods punctuated by short stints of high occupancy, many congregations, especially those exploring retrofit projects, have turned to mini-split heating and cooling technologies in the past decade. More recently, commercial VRF systems have added even more capability, simplicity, and efficiency to the already vast number of possibilities offered by ductless technology.
The condensate drain system is a unique component in the air conditioning system. It is an interface between the air-handler drain pan and the building plumbing system, for which no entity accepts responsibility. There is no approved or laboratory-tested-and-listed drain system.
The Magnitude® magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers from Daikin Applied not only reduce maintenance requirements and offer increased efficiencies, according to one Dealer Design Awards judge, but they also feature nearly nonexistent compressor vibration and top-tier customer support.
Engineered for final assembly at the job site, ACCESS air-handling units are shipped on individual pallets, require no field disassembly, and are designed to be easily and efficiently transported in stages to the installation site.
While many in the industry are pleased the DOE has taken the opportunity to work together to develop its final rule, exactly how much of the working group’s recommendation the regulatory agency will adopt remains to be seen.