1. Compressor design; rotary compressors being high side shell dome meaning that the mechanical components of compression are at the bottom of the compressor where the low pressure / low temperature gas enters the compressor shell. The high pressure / high temperature gas is at the top of the compressor shell. This keeps the mechanical components down where the oil is, this also reduces the amount of oil leaving the compressor. Read more
Richmond County Middle School is a historic educational facility in Warsaw, Virginia. Originally built in the early 1900’s, it was converted into the school it is today in the 80’s. Since then, very little has been done to the building and its mechanical systems. They were still using inefficient radiant heat and PTAC cooling units, until an upgrade was no longer deemed optional. Read more
The Annapolis Regional Outpatient Center is one of the remote locations of the Children’s National Health System based out of Washington, D.C. They provide a convenient, welcoming environment for children who require the assistance of specialists—their services include everything from pediatric plastic surgery to cardiology and neurosurgery. Read more
THE WIND-UP: HVAC Education at Yankee Stadium
On Friday, August 25, 2017, 30 engineers gathered in the SAP Board Room at Yankee Stadium to gain valuable knowledge from HVAC experts regarding various VRF products and DOAS. The Home Run Engineering Day was co-sponsored by CE and the Association for Facilities Engineering and featured a triple play of valuable sessions. Afterwards, attendees were VIP guests at the Yankee game against the Mariners. Read more
Scheduled to open its doors later this year, the Amber Court assisted living community in Smithtown, NY, is all about making assisted living as luxurious as possible. They strive to provide senior citizens with a beautiful, amenity-laden place to call home. Amber Court focuses on giving their residents a high quality of life, and that starts with the temperature being comfortable in all areas at all times. Read more
DaVita is a nationwide, Fortune 500® company, that provides personalized care and dialysis treatments to patients battling end stage renal disease and chronic kidney failure. Due to the type of treatments they perform, their patients are usually in the facility for at least four hours per visit. Since patient comfort is one of their top priorities, the Ft. Myers location turned to Carrier Enterprise for assistance and were introduced to the technology of Toshiba-Carrier VRF systems and the expertise of the CE staff to ensure their patients stay comfortable during their time at the DaVita facility. Read more
With so many new home developments in the works, Milestone Homes wanted a way to stand out from their competitors. To do this, CEO Lance Windel decided to make their homes extremely energy efficient while focusing on quality. Therefore, when it was time to select the HVAC systems for his latest Ardmore, Oklahoma development, he turned to Carrier ductless mini-splits in each home.
Slated to open its doors at the end of 2017, Star Tower Condos is one of the most, highly-anticipated buildings in Long Island City. Star Tower is a 25-floor residential building that will feature a roof deck, a health club, an event room, 184 condo units, and more! Because of the different building spaces, the HVAC needs and requirements are very complex and diverse. In order to meet the heating and cooling demands of these spaces, the versatility and efficiency of the Carrier 2-pipe, VRF systems were an obvious choice. Read more
The USS North Carolina is a historic World War II battleship that has become a popular tourist attraction in Wilmington, North Carolina, not only for the tour of its superstructure, but now, as a facility to accommodate meetings or other gatherings. Attempting to maintain the authenticity of the ship’s structure without altering the aesthetics, while keeping the internal spaces comfortable, was a challenging task. However, Carrier Enterprise’s use of the Toshiba Carrier VRF, installed by Jacksonville Heating Contractors, was the perfect combination for the historic renovation. Read more
Tampa Bay is bringing new business to its SoHo Corridor with the upcoming multi-use facility–The Morrison. The developer, Metis Property Group Inc., knows the value of mixed-use facilities for both its customers and tenants, and they are excited to open the doors.
However, before any construction could begin, they had to figure out the most effective and efficient way to provide heating and cooling solutions to the building, because of the many and varied needs of their tenants. To achieve these lofty goals, they turned to Toshiba Carrier VRF systems for their extreme versatility, superior energy-efficiencies, and their ability to simultaneously heat and cool. Read more