Those on hand for the awards ceremony at the BOMA show included (from left) Mike Bordes and Andy Swanson of Carrier Corp.; Chuck Ingels and William Caddick, representing the Art Institute of Chicago; Gary Stern, Fred Wickham, Charlie Weber, and Marcus Hale, representing One East Wacker Drive; and Chris Witek and Mary Milmoe of Carrier Corp.
CHICAGO, IL — As part of its continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of modern air conditioning, Carrier Corp. recently recognized energy-efficient HVAC investments in two prominent Chicago buildings — the Art Institute of Chicago and the One East Wacker Drive Building — at the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International 95th Annual Convention.

“The Carrier Environmental Leadership Awards recognize companies that have invested in energy-efficient projects, which provide innovative, environmentally sound design solutions for their commercial buildings,” said Mary Milmoe, Carrier vice president of commercial marketing.

The Art Institute provided a unique challenge, according to William Caddick, the executive director of facilities for the building. “To properly maintain so many valuable works of art requires that humidity and temperature be kept at precise levels,” he said. “Adding to the challenge is a varied building design that includes multiple layers and high ceilings, as well as many skylights and revolving glass doors which add to the heat load.”

“The Art Institute of Chicago was a ‘win’ for both Carrier and our customer,” said Mike Bordes, regional general manager for Carrier Commercial Services. “The project was a perfect example of Carrier Commercial Service’s teamwork approach to providing customers with complete HVAC solutions.”

Publication date: 07/22/2002