Last month RenewAire hosted TEC customers and employees at their new LEED Gold office and manufacturing facility in Waunakee, WI. Participants were awarded PDH hours during this visit and helpful knowledge to pass on.
It was a two day event that started with a tour and tasting at the Ale Asylum Brewery in Madison, where everyone was delighted with the brew master’s concoctions and a host of tasty hors d’oeuvres. As a special treat everyone was shown the refrigeration side of the brewing process, which was to the delight of the HVAC team!
The next day started bright and early with RenewAire’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Nick Agopian giving a brief history of the company, and how they are represented in the world of IAQ. He stressed the importance of better air quality for the health and well-being of the world population. Up next was Product Manager Nishant Kanapilly; his main focus throughout the first part of his presentation was Federal and State codes and standards, and how they are encouraging everyone to go beyond the requirements for better IAQ. In the second part of the presentation he touched on the importance of zero air cross leakage and how the Energy Recovery Ventilator can affect payback.
This was the perfect time for Technical Support Manager, Dave Baldus to discuss how to utilize RenewAire. He spoke about installation faux pas and maximizing performance. For the participants to fully grasp RenewAire’s products and their performance, a factory tour showcasing the new production facility and LEED Gold HVAC plant took place. One of the highlights was a viewing of their new Dedicated Outdoor Air System that combines an ERV, heating and cooling in one system.
The day finished with Nishant and Nick giving a demonstration of their new CORES software selection tool that distributors, engineers and contractors have at their disposal.
All who attended this visit found it to be an informative and worthwhile day. Participants expressed that their visit will generate new ideas and sales. Future visits will be available.
For more information on RenewAire follow the link.
TEC stocks the largest array of commercial IECC 2015 energy code compliant equipment in the Chicagoland area. Along with this we have the expertise to make sure the equipment we sell you meets the IECC 2015 energy code.
Stock in TEC’s Chicagoland Warehouses:
IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier and Bryant RTU’s up to 25 tons
IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier RTU’s with Staged Air Volume (SAV) for energy savings
Curb adapters matching Carrier and other competitors equipment
IECC 2015 Compliant Carrier and Bryant Split Systems up to 25 tons
IECC 2015 Compliant Code Compliant Economizers with Ultra Low Leak Dampers and Fault Detection
340 On The Park was looking to reduce their rising costs of chilled water from the local utility by installing and operating their own chiller plant on the top floor of the building. They hired consultant Cyclone Energy Group to provide design, cost analysis, feasibility, and energy modeling services. TEC worked closely with Cyclone Energy to provide the owner with several options:
Option #1: Carrier Air Cooled Scroll Chillers
Option #2: Carrier 19XRV Centrifugal Water Cooled Chillers And Tower Tech Cooling Towers
Option #3: Carrier 23XRV Ultra High Efficient Water Cooled Screw Chillers in Series – Counter flow Arrangement and Tower Tech Cooling Towers
Loyola Cudahy Library, Chicago, IL – Completed 2/2/16
After a remodel of the Loyola Cudahy Library, the ductwork needed to be sealed in order to comply with code. To accomplish this, Aeroseal Solutions, Inc of McHenry, IL performed the Aeroseal duct sealing method in order to reduce the leakage.
Initial Leakage: 656 cfm
Final Leakage: 16.8 cfm
RESULT: 97.4% Reduction in Leakage
97.6% reduction in duct leakage97.1% reduction in duct leakage
96.9% reduction in duct leakage 98.4% reduction in duct leakage
Modern boiler applications call for technology that is innovative, flexible and adaptable. KN Series cast iron boilers were purposefully engineered to live up to today’s toughest applications and challenges, providing versatility in boiler system configuration and installation without sacrificing the bottom line.
In this day and age, the word ‘hybrid’ gets thrown around often. But what about the terms ‘base load’ or ‘mixed-boiler? Within the commercial boiler market, the concept behind these configurations is simple, lower the upfront equipment cost of a complete condensing boiler plant by incorporating new units into an existing and less expensive non-condensing boiler plant.
With a hybrid boiler system that combines KN Series condensing boilers within an existing, non-condensing boiler plant, operators are able to meet total BTU requirements while optimizing overall system performance, increasing boiler efficiency under various climate, seasonal and load conditions. By operating during most of the heating season, the condensing KN Series units provide the bulk of the high-efficiency BTU output when loop temperatures are low, while the existing and less-efficient non-condensing units act as supplemental boilers when outdoor temperatures fall and boiler loop temperatures increase. Continue reading “Applications, Advantages & Highlights of KN Boilers”
Wrigley Building, Chicago, IL – Completed 11/28/15
During a remodel of the 9th Floor of the Wrigley Building, when walls were torn down and the duct was exposed, the General Contractor was made aware of air pouring out of the duct work as a result of gaps causing leakage. The Aeroseal duct sealing method was used to reduce that leakage.
TEC introduces a new commercial boiler line to our offering – KN from Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH).
Engineered to meet the demands of today’s commercial condensing boiler market, KN Series by Advanced Thermal Hydronics (ATH) are high efficiency condensing gas boilers built with the historically recognized reliability and strength of cast iron. As the first line of commercial boilers capable of realizing the full potential of cast iron, KN Series boilers take the heat-retention and durability of cast iron and couple it with the energy savings of fully modulating, highly efficient condensing boiler performance.
Capable of adapting to changing operating environments while generating 200,000 – 3,000,000 BTUs, KN Series boilers deliver environmentally friendly solutions for a wide range of boiler applications, all the while maintaining low fuel utilization and a small footprint. All KN Series models come equipped with HeatNet 3.0 boiler control software for precise system control through digital communication, and even have the option of remote monitoring through HeatNet Online.
Significant reductions in energy consumption, when coupled with low NOx and CO2 emissions, make KN Series’ complete line of cast iron, condensing gas boilers an environmentally friendly, cost-effective option that will last for years to come.
TEC partnered with a local engineering firm and contractor to design the best in comfort and energy efficiency for a residential project located in Fontana, WI.
TEC Territory Manager, Jose Ronchetta, worked extensively with a highly professional consulting engineering firm. The firm specializes in mechanical and electrical engineering for buildings, focusing on green and energy conservative designs. After many hours of consulting and engineering work, the job was ready for installation.
The impressive installation was completed by Ridgeway Home Services, a heating company that services the greater Chicagoland area. Ridgeway is considered a hydronics heating expert but also services and installs many other types of equipment, making it right for this project.
Project Quick Facts
Location: Fontana (Lake Geneva) WI
Size: 24,000 Sq Ft
Solder Joints: Over 200
Bore Holes: 22
RAUGEO Pipe Used: Over 8,000 Ft
Carrier Geothermal Splits
Carrier Fan Coils
RAUGEO Geothermal Pipe
Carrier Flow Centers
Grundfos Magna 3 Pumps
For more information about this project, contact Greg Joutras at 815-531-7414 or email@example.com.
What the Mechanical Hub video series on the Fontana, WI project:
Aerosealis a proven, patented technology that seals the duct from the inside out.Virtually every duct system has a substantial amount of duct leakage which has been accepted as a necessary evil in our industry. On average, commercial duct systems lose between 25-40% of heating & cooling energy through the duct work.
Features & Benefits of Aeroseal:
Reduces duct leakage by 90-95% – typical duct leakage rates are redces from 20-30%, down to 2-3%
Seals up to a 5/8” hole – seeks out and finds virtually every existing crack, hole or seam without removing existing duct wrap
Seals up to 10” of duct static
Saves Fan HP – A 15% leakage rate equates to a 40% increase is system fan HP
VERIFIABLE – as the duct is sealed, the system documents the initial leakage rate, the reduction in leakage and the final system leakage rate and graphs the sealing process in the final report
SYSTEM BALANCE – Supply, return and/or exhaust air is delivered to the spaces it was designed for. Reduces the practice of increasing sheaves and fan BHP to overcome system shortcomings
Durable – Aeroseal is warranted on commercial jobs for 3 years and has a life expectancy of 40+ years
Safe – Aeroseal emits no known carcinogens or toxic substances(MSDS attached)
Payback – Typical paybacks are between 2-7 years
Fore more information of Aeroseal, contact your TEC representative.
TEC has partnered with REHAU to offer RAUGEO Ground Loop Heat Exchange System.
This new offering allows contractors to take advantage of the unique properties and capabilities of a PEXa system.
The RAUGEO ground loop heat exchange system is a high efficiency energy source for both heating and cooling, offering numerous advantages in both installation and long term performance over traditional geothermal systems. The unique design and innovative materials allow the system to capitalize on the earth’s ability to provide and store heat energy. As part of a geothermal heat pump system, RAUGEO offers superior energy savings of up to 70% compared to traditional heating methods.
RAUGEO System Features:
Pre-fabricated for single or double U-Bend design
Continuous coils up to 520 ft
Double U-Bends can increase borehole thermal conductivity
PEXa Double U-Bends require 10 – 30% less
Recognized by IGSHPA as an acceptable piping system
TEC offers extensive outdoor ground loop design work on all Geothermal and WHSP jobs. For more information contact your TM or local branch.