Philadelphia’s 98,000-square-foot 2.0 University Place is proof that office buildings featuring high efficiency HVAC systems, superior indoor air quality (IAQ), and other sustainable features reap higher lease premiums, 100-percent occupancies, and ultimately attract real estate investment buyers.
The facility realized a total fuel savings of 42 percent
March 20, 2017
With a rapidly failing water heater and an old, inefficient boiler, a 20-unit condominium building in Chicago required major upgrades to its heating system. High efficiency condensing boilers and indirect-fired water heaters from Weil-McLain provided the remedy needed.
Several homeowners nationwide regard Field Controls’ Healthy Home System as a premium-tier whole-house indoor air quality solution. In addition to offering multiple layers of fresh, pure, and clean air, the Healthy Home System recently played an ancillary role in one family’s recovery from the aftermath of childhood cancer.
University of Alabama at Birmingham obtained an annual energy savings of $60,000 after Bernhard TME Engineering (TME) optimized the university’s district chilled water system. The chilled water is distributed to 48 buildings on campus to supply the air conditioning systems in the hot and humid southeastern U.S.
CE uses Carrier chillers and controls to maximize brewing operations
February 6, 2017
In late 2015, Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, Connecticut, was looking to expand its fast-growing brewery and needed the expertise of an HVACR manufacturer to assist them. Phil Markowski, master brewer, and Mike Wight, director of operations, contacted a local HVAC contractor who put them in touch with Gregg Mello in the Carrier Enterprise (CE) Connecticut office.
The owner of a 2,800-square foot home in New Milford, Pennsylvania was experiencing uneven heat throughout the residence, limited hot water, and high utility costs. The installation of a new hydronic heating system helped drive home significant energy savings and ensure that “no place like home” feeling.
Construction supply facility reports 40 percent savings
January 9, 2017
Euclid Chemical, based in Cleveland, has been supplying the construction industry with products to improve the strength, appearance, and usability of concrete since 1910. Now a large, multi-national corporation, Euclid Chemical’s main offices are in a two-story, 15,000 square foot building that also contains laboratories where it develops products ranging from sealants to micro synthetic fibers.
Until recently, the building relied upon an aging variable air volume (VAV) system with terminal reheat to keep its offices comfortable and to maintain environmental conditions in the laboratories even though records showed the system had not performed as designed.
Upgrades made to assembly plant’s HVAC, lighting, hot water, thermal energy systems
December 5, 2016
Honeywell and Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) announced a $19.1 million facility modernization project that is expected to reduce energy consumption by 44 percent and lower energy expenses at Tinker Air Force Base’s assembly plant.
Builds on existing efforts to increase sustainability and energy security for major logistics base
November 21, 2016
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., for an energy conservation and distributed generation project at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia.