Posts Categorized: Project Snapshots

SMARDT Chillers win Energy Award at Citizens Bank Data Center, Medford MA

Citizen Bank Data Center, Medford, Massachusetts SMARDT, Danfoss Turbocor & Southern Air Win Association of Energy Engineers Award for Citizens Bank Installation The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recently announced its 2007 Energy Awards Projects. Among the award winners were Southern Air and Citizens Bank for the Citizens Bank data… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Freetown Lakeville Intermediate School | Pool Unit

Project Name: Freetown-Lakeville Intermediate School  Architect: Architectural Resources Cambridge, Inc. Mechanical Engineer: SED Associates Mechanical Contractor: Ambient Temperature, Inc.. Equipment: Pool Dehumidifier Manufacturer: Seresco Size: Seresco NP-18 Pool Dehumidification Unit. DAC Sales Engineer: Craig Ashman Project Overview: In 1994, Rick McGinley from DAC Sales designed an air-to-air dehumidification unit for the George R. Austin Intermediate School… Read more »

Large Refrigerant Charges – No More


Split DX pool dehumidifiers have huge refrigerant charges and that is an ugly liability for owners. There are solutions available today that completely make that liability go away. Montgomery County in MD was recently charged $100 per pound for R22. Imagine getting a bill for $10,000.00 to just recharge their 100 lb dehumidifier’s one circuit with… Read more »

Passive House Design – What Does it Mean

Passive House – What Does It Mean Recently, in conversations with mechanical engineering and architectural specifiers about ventilation in commercial buildings, I have noticed persistent confusion over the use of the phrase “Passive House.” Developed originally by the German Passivhaus Institut (PHI), the phrase describes the concept of building airtight, well-insulated buildings that provide occupant comfort… Read more »

Project Snapshot: 60 State Street – Field Erected AHU

  Project Name: 60 State Street – 10th Floor, Boston  Architect: Dyer Brown Architects Mechanical Engineer: C3 Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc. Mechanical Contractor: Northeast Mechanical Equipment: Custom Field Erected Air Handling Unit Manufacturer: Custom Air Solutions by Cambridgeport Size: 25,000 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: David Goodman Project Overview: The new Arup offices located at 60… Read more »

New Look DOAS Units – less space, less noise, less cost

Swegon GOLD RX: Air handling units with unbeatable advantages GOLD enables designers to re-think system design. Its extra small footprint and ultra-low sound levels make it possible to place air handling units in non-traditional spaces such as in close proximity to occupied rooms. In addition to maximizing usable space, GOLD’s decentralized design also allows smaller… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Ayer-Shirley High School | Thermal Composite – DOAS Units

  Project Name: Ayer-Shirley High School  Architect: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Mechanical Engineer: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Mechanical Contractor: E. Armanti & Sons, Inc. Equipment: 4 Dedicated Outdoor Air Handling Units Manufacturer: Annexair Size: 3,500, 5,500, 10,000 and 12,000 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: Pat Will Project Overview: The towns of Ayer and Shirley,… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Tufts University Central Energy Plant – Custom Air Tunnel

Project Name:  Tufts Power Energy Plant Owner:  Tufts University Mechanical Engineer:  vanZelm Engineers Mechanical Contractor:  J.C. Higgins Corp. Equipment:  Custom Air Tunnel, Cooney Freeze Block Coil Manufacturer:  Cambridgeport (CAS) / Cooney Coil DAC Sales Engineer:  David Goodman Tufts University – Central Energy Plant  Tufts University has built a new Co-Gen Central Energy Plant.  The new plant is… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Gordon College – Pool Dehumidification Unit

Project Name: Gordon College – Bennett Center Owner: Gordon College Mechanical Engineer: CSI Engineering Mechanical Contractor: Merrimack Valley Corp. Equipment: Pool Dehumidification Unit Manufacturer: Seresco Size: 24 Ton Modular 2-compressor 200 Series dehumidifier DAC Sales Engineer: Craig Ashman Gordon College – Bennett Center  The Gordon College Bennett Center is a 78,000-square-foot athletics and recreational sports… Read more »