The company needed to find a way to decrease labor costs
February 18, 2019
Dakota Refrigeration’s large service area can result in lengthy travel time to the job-site. Mike’s team was challenged with a refrigeration equipment install 200 miles from the shop. This means incurring additional costs for weekly drive time, employee lodging, and daily allowances.
Large numbers of homes built before the 1950’s were designed with no consideration for air conditioning. To satisfy the needs of a modern lifestyle, Joe and Donna were determined to find the perfect solution, without expensive structural renovations that would jeopardize their home’s authentic design.
ARRMC, a 378-bed referral and trauma center in Medford, Oregon, surpassed its energy savings goals by working with Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand. The hospital updated its aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and added backup to reduce chiller kilowatt use by 150 percent.
An estimated three quarters of currently operating National Hockey League (NHL) ice arenas were built in the mid-1990s. In addition to these larger arenas, there are thousands more private, community, and locally owned rinks across North America. Many of these rinks are much older and are nearing, if not well past, the expected usable lifetime of the refrigeration systems that enable ice making.
With the building not being in constant use, the church wanted a solution that could keep the parishioners comfortable during peak capacity without having to oversize the system. The HVAC system also needed to deliver superior heating and cooling performance throughout any season, important in the northeast region of the country.
With Venstar’s Skyport Cloud Services, the Queirolo’s team is able to remotely access customers’ commercial and residential Wi-Fi thermostats directly from the web or using the free Skyport mobile app on their mobile devices.
The team combined several technologies, such as continuous exterior insulation, energy recovery ventilators, sealed combustion boilers, and individual room thermostat controls, including Danfoss thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs). The result is 90 percent lower energy consumption than comparable buildings — and heating costs below $50 per apartment per year.