Launched in 2010, the EnVisioneer of the Year competition recognizes North American end users; municipalities; building owners; or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and/or environmental savings.
EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems, a licensed commercial HVAC contractor offering HVAC maintenance and services, building automation systems, commercial refrigeration repair, and chiller services, has used energy-efficient, variable speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing technology in a variety of retrofit applications, including the MacArthur Plaza commercial office building in Irvine. To combat increasing maintenance and energy costs in the nine-story, 154,530-square-foot structure, the company replaced 400 ton of existing reciprocating compressors with six oil-free centrifugal compressors. In addition to boosting the HVAC system’s cooling capacity to 500 ton, the solution also provided the flexibility to operate efficiently at loads ranging 50-500 ton. The new system dramatically reduced energy consumption, resulting in the building owner reporting energy savings, a shortened payback period, and the acquisition of utility incentives. The system design and implementation also won the ASHRAE Southern California Technological Design Award.
“We’re pleased to recognize EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems with the EnVisioneer of the Year Award,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “The first contractor to receive this award, Mesa consistently demonstrates the ability to retrofit buildings with principles that align with our global Engineering Tomorrow commitment — delivering quality, reliability, and innovation and helping customers prepare to meet future climate and energy regulations. The work they do — including projects using innovative and energy-efficient, variable-speed, oil-free, magnetic-bearing technology — and the energy savings clients report through their work contributes to significant reductions in utility bills and shorter payback periods for EMCOR customers.”
The EnVisioneer of the Year competition is judged, and the winner is chosen by an independent third party. For more information about the award program, visit http://bit.ly/DanfossEnVisioneer.
Publication date: 10/26/2015