Project Files: Air Handlers for the ArtisticCompany: GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group

Customer: Toledo School for the Arts

Installation: Five Trane air-handling units, an Aaon rooftop unit, two Hurst 60-HP boilers, and a Trane 100-ton chiller — all controlled by GEM Energy FlexSet building automation system controls.

Completion: 2015

Objective: To improve a century-old building, increase energy efficiency, and reduce operating costs.

Work Completed: Outdated 1950s HVAC equipment was replaced throughout the building with five new air-handling units, a rooftop unit, two boilers, and a chiller. The design-build project also included a second-floor renovation that added new classrooms, set-building and retail shops, ceramics, computer labs, and a state-of-the-art recording studio.

Quote: “We have a century-old building that now operates with 21st century energy efficiency. We take pride in giving our students a state-of-the-art environment for developing their talents. It all contributes to a stronger education for the young people who attend our school. — Martin Porter, director of the Toledo School for the Arts.

Publication date: 6/1/2015

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