Challenge The Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee plays an important role to veterans in need, not only in the Milwaukee area, but across the state of Wisconsin. In 2018 alone, the VA treated 857,415 patients. In order to focus on providing critical services to patients, building operations must run smoothly at
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Astor Place – Out of the lab and into the real world: Proving the significance of overall system efficiency
Research demonstrates energy targets can be achieved to improve HVAC performance. At first glance, the sleek and sculptural 21-story Astor Place tower in New York City appears out of place in the heart of the fabled bohemian East Village. But true to the spirit of the neighborhood, Astor Place is challenging convention and advancing the
High-efficiency HVAC and fire protection systems help project achieve sustainability and safety goals When the Hotel Statler opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1952, it was the largest post-depression construction project in the United States. One of the major features of the $25 million project was that its 13 stories were “entirely air conditioned” —
As the B&G brand celebrates its 100th anniversary, core values such as continuous innovation and a people-first mentality are chronicled throughout its history — long-held attributes that today’s most admired companies strive to emulate. Honesty, respect and pride in product were other characteristics that Gossett and Boone shared and were intertwined into all aspects of
The idea that the heat thrown off by supercomputers could be captured and turned into a radiant heat supply for an entire building is just the kind of thing researchers hypothesize about at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. So when it came time to build a new laboratory on the NREL
When the Twin Parks housing development was built in the Bronx in the early 1970s, it was hailed internationally for its architectural innovation and promise for urban renewal. Forty years later, as buildings in the scattered-site complex are being updated one by one, Twin Parks is again being recognized at the highest levels for innovation, this
From the outside, the 1920s villa in the seaside community of Newport, Rhode Island, appears as any other stately historic home in the neighborhood. But inside the 15,000-square-foot house, the heating system is state-of-the-art — complete with Wi-Fi and remote programming capabilities —powered by a Bell & Gossett (B&G) pump system. The old cast-iron steam
The new $1.3 billion Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers, is a model of sustainability. With a 27,000-square-foot green roof, owners’ suites decked out in reclaimed wood, and farm-to-table concession offerings, the 68,500-seat stadium includes a wide variety of “green” features. But none of these
Life in Antarctica Imagine a whole world covered in ice and snow: ice on the mountains, ice capping the sea, ice tumbling off the cliffs, whole caves and hills made of ice, ice crunching under your feet, and ice crystals glittering on your eyelashes. On top of that, imagine zero- humidity with temperatures of minus
Thanks to an innovative tertiary treatment package from Xylem Inc., the city of Galesburg, Illinois, has been providing residents with a very innovative, green and economical solution to their wastewater needs since 2010. In 2008, the city was seeking an economical way to improve their wastewater treatment needs and reduce Total Suspended Solids (TSS) concentrations,
Ningbo Metro Plan 2015, Ningbo, China The city of Ningbo subway system, located in the China province of Zhejiang, is among the most convenient and fastest modes of transportation in the city. With a population of 7.6 million people, the city and surrounding municipality is one of the most developed areas in the province and
Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago is one of the premier medical facilities in the country. It comes as no surprise that only the best partners would be invited to construct the hospital’s new location, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.