18 Temple Street, HARTFORD, CT
Valance HVAC System & Maintenance
NEW ENGLAND MECHANICAL SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
Hartford’s historic Sage-Allen building was being expanded and converted to loft apartments. The apartments were configured with multiple rooms with small exterior facades and large windows facing predominantly east and west exposures. Conventional single zone systems per apartment would not adequately condition the diverse thermal zones and would require regular access to each apartment to change air handling equipment filters.
Considering these comfort and maintenance issues, EMCOR Services – New England Mechanical proposed a valance heating and cooling system to provide individual control for each perimeter room and a dedicated outdoor air system with a heat recovery coil to condition to the interior spaces while providing continuous mechanical ventilation to each apartment.
HVAC SYSTEM & MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS
The valance HVAC system does not utilize a fan and does not require filters to be changed. The dedicated outdoor air system provides cost effective ventilation air, centralized filter changes and conditioning for the interior spaces. EMCOR Services – New England Mechanical provided energy cost models and preventative building maintenance cost budgets for both the proposed valance HVAC systems and the water source heat pump system originally requested by the Owner. The analysis demonstrated the overall building operations costs would be less for both the tenants and landlord while improving comfort, providing twice the code required ventilation air and eliminating the need to access the tenant’s apartments for regular HVAC maintenance.
HVAC SYSTEM & MAINTENANCE SCOPE OF WORK
EMCOR Services – New England Mechanical provided the complete HVAC design, retrofit, air-side installation, and complete HVAC system maintenance for the renovated building.