SUM 2017

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P hiladelphia, Pennsylvania's 98,000-square-foot, state-of- the-art 2.0 University Place is proof that office buildings featuring high-efficiency HVAC systems, superior indoor air quality and other sustainable features reap higher lease premiums and attract real estate investment buyers. The heart of the facility's sustainability is its cutting-edge HVAC system featuring active chilled beams, Pinnacle dedicated outdoor air systems and high-efficiency boilers and chillers. According to energy modeling, the combination of technology results in more than a 62 percent energy savings versus conventional building HVAC methods. Daily energy tracking reveals the building ranks in the upper 22 percentile of Energy Star program facilities nationwide. Energy modeling has demonstrated the building surpasses requirements of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' Standard 90.1 (2004) Energy Standard for Buildings, except Low-Rise Residential Buildings by 44 percent. The result is energy savings and environmental stewardship that attracts green-minded tenants and buyers. Furthermore, occupants feel a noticeable air comfort difference mainly due to tightly controlled temperature tolerances and relative humidity levels that chilled beams and Pinnacle offer. Green university building earns savings with high-efficiency HVAC systems COOL SAVINGS 2.0 University Place > Outdoor air requirements and condensation prevention is achieved with one 20,000 cfm rooftop PVS-24 Pinnacle DOAS unit manufactured by Semco. case study /chilled beams HVACPproducts.com HVAC & Plumbing Product News \ Summer 2017 30

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