Posts Categorized: Project Snapshots

Case Study – Swegon Chilled Beams | Astra Zeneca, Waltham, MA

Swegon teams with Astra Zeneca to create a showcase project.    A PARASOL case study where the many advantages of four-way air distribution convinced AstraZeneca to go for our ground-breaking comfort modules instead of the conventional two-way air distribution of chilled beams. New technology often requires two equally committed partners. The first is the developer… Read more »

Project Snapshot | Hudson Valley CC – Konvekta System

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is located in Troy, New York.  To provide its students with the best possible learning facilities, HVCC began construction of a new 100,000 square foot Science Center in 2011.  The Science Center has 24 labs, 11 classrooms, a science study center, greenhouse and faculty offices.  The multi-story, glass and steel… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Equinox Fitness – Pool Dehumidification Unit

Project Name: Equinox Fitness – Chestnut Hill Owner: Equinox Fitness Mechanical Engineer: RDK Engineers  Mechanical Contractor: Cox Engineering Company Equipment: Pool Dehumidification Unit Manufacturer: Seresco Size: 8 Ton Compressor Dehumidifier DAC Sales Engineer: Jim Shiminski    Equinox Fitness – Chestnut Hill, MA   Equinox Fitness is a luxury fitness company with its national headquarters in New… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Central Maine Medical Center | Custom Air Handling Units

Project Name: Central Maine Medical Center – Emergency Dept. Addition/Renovation Architect: MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health Mechanical Engineer: BVH Integrated Services Mechanical Contractor: Ranor Mechanical Equipment: Custom Energy Recovery Air Handling Units Manufacturer: Ingenia Size: Two (2) units & service vestibule – 40,000 & 55,000 CFM DAC Sales Engineer: Pat Will   Project Highlights: Dual tunnel… Read more »

Project Snapshot | Dartmouth College – Konvekta System

The new existing Burke Hall Chemistry Building was built in the 1950’s. The mechanical systems were renovated in the early 1990’s. A state of the art Konvekta energy recovery system was retrofitted into the system in 2012 to save energy from the 120,000 cfm of exhaust from the labs. Project Name: Dartmouth College – Burke Hall Science… Read more »

Project Snapshot | UMass Boston – Integrated Science Complex

The new 220,000 square foot Integrated Science Complex at the University of Massachusetts – Boston Campus will be the first new academic building on the campus since it opened in 1974.  The building is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will open in 2014.  A state of the art Konvekta energy recovery system is… Read more »

Project Snapshot: Custom Field Erected AHU for University of Texas

Project Name:   University of Texas Tower Air Handling Unit Replacement Location:   Austin, Texas Project type, building type:   System overhaul, school (college, university) Mechanical Engineer:   EEA Consulting Engineers Equipment:  Custom Field Erected Air Handling Manufacturer:  Air Enterprises (AEI) Project duration:  1.5 years Project completion date:   April 30, 2007 Engineering challenges Location and space constraints for the… Read more »

Cost Savings with Passive Dehumidifier Heat Pipes

Puerto Rican-Based Pharmaceutical Facilities See Dramatic Energy Cost Savings with Passive Dehumidifier Heat Pipes Pharmaceutical production is popular in many tropical locations because of regulatory, tax, and labor-cost benefits. Yet many of the benefits can be easily negated if a production facility doesn’t properly mitigate high humidity, an environmental feature that comes part and parcel… Read more »

Project Snapshot | High Plume Dilution Fans for Diesel Generator Exhaust

Project Name: Mass State Police Academy Owner: State of Massachusetts Project Application: Emergency Diesel Generator Re-entrainment Remediation Mechanical Engineer: Shekar Associates, Inc. Mechanical Contractor: Kleeberg Sheet Metal, Inc. Equipment: “Tri-Stack” High Plume Dilution Fan Manufacturer: Strobic Air Size: TS3S150A12 – 14000cfm,  TS1S050A12 – 2100cfm DAC Sales Engineer: David Goodman   The Problem:  The new 911… Read more »

Project Snapshot | Energy Recovery Wheels For Hospitals

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center                     Project Overview Project Name: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Location: Bethesda, Md. Floor area: 515,000-square-foot ambulatory care building; 162,000-square-foot hospital addition; 450,000-square-foot hospital renovation; and 943-space parking structure Number of floors: Various Number of beds: 174 (of 345… Read more »