Project Snapshot | Hudson Valley CC – Konvekta System

Hudson Valley CC LogoHudson 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 structure will be LEED-certified.  A state of the art Konvekta energy recovery system is being installed as a key part of the energy efficiency plan.

Project Name: Hudson Valley Community CollegeScience Center
Architect: Mosaic Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Vanderweil
Contractor: U.W. Marx Construction Company
Equipment: High Efficiency Pumped Glycol Energy Recovery Systems
Manufacturer: Konvekta
Size: 165,200 CFM total
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Hudson Valley CC Science CenterThe Konvekta energy recovery system serves three supply and three exhaust air handling units.  At very low outside air temperatures additional heat to the supply air is provided by plate-and-frame heat exchangers which eliminate the need for separate heating coils.  The energy recovery system also reduces the peak heating and cooling demand.

Operating Performance

The Konvekta energy recovery system will provide more than 60% of the net heating requirement for the building from energy recovery.

Konvekta:   Unique Cost Transparency Concerning Energy Efficiency 

Konvekta AG, founded in 1949, is one of the leading manufacturers of air/liquid lamellar heat exchangers.   The heat exchangers are custom designed for each application and manufactured in Switzerland.   They are primarily suitable for utilization in HVAC energy recovery.

Konvekta SystemThe Konvekta system is based on three core elements of a high-efficiency energy recovery system at their disposal:

Highly efficient heat exchanger

• Hydraulic assembly unit

• System Controller – After installation of a Konvekta heat recovery system the system controller continuously records the system operating parameters and transmits the data via the internet to Konvekta headquarters in Switzerland.  The Syskom software calculates the investment cost as well as the annual operating cost of entire HVAC systems (air-conditioning system, refrigeration plant including re-cooling). Depending on the customer’s interests, the system can be optimized through changes in operating conditions and variations of components. This computing service is free of charge for Konvekta customers.

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