Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division presented ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions — a Mitsubishi Electric distributor in the company’s Northeast Business Unit — with a 2015 Design Excellence Award. ABCO accepted the Design Excellence Award during Mitsubishi Electric’s recent distributor conference in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. ABCO was recognized for its work on the Cornell Tech Residential Tower. The award is given to unique projects nominated by each of the five business units.

Also known as “The World’s Tallest Passive House” on Roosevelt Island in New York City, the Cornell Tech Residential Tower, which houses 502 students, will reduce its energy use by 60-70 percent via the project.

The building design needed unique application requirements, including special factory and field modifications and energy-allocation programming.

“We had the best example of teamwork imaginable,” said Ron Young, director, commercial business, northeast business unit, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division.

“This installation exemplifies the versatility and flexibility our HVAC technology brings to designs for specific applications,” said Mark Kuntz, senior vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. “Congratulations to ABCO for its truly remarkable project.”

“ABCO seeks to be the source of solutions for its customers and the clients of its customers,” said Michael Senter, CEO, ABCO. “On this exceptional project, this meant integrating the ABCO Expertise + Resources team (AER) with KSW Mechanical Services, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, the mechanical engineers of BuroHappold, Handel Architects, and the entire owner development team led by Related Companies and The Hudson Cos.”

Publication date: 6/20/2016 

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