Condaire used a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter to hoist the equipment, which included three chillers divided into sub-assemblies weighing up to five tons each, to the top of the building. According to the company, the chillers have a combined cooling capacity of 2,700 tons, or enough to cool about 600 homes. The new chillers use an environmentally-friendly refrigerant and are “significantly more energy efficient” than the 29-year-old units they replaced, according to Condaire project manager Jim Duckworth.
The Rhodes Tower was built in 1973 and is the fourth tallest office building in Ohio.
Publication date: 02/25/2002