Cool Savings

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    2.0 University Place uses SEMCO's 3fficiency system for high efficiency.

    Philadelphia’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 (IAQ) 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 (DOAS), and high-efficiency boilers and chillers. According to energy modeling, the combination of technology results in more than a 62% 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 (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 (2004) Energy Standard for Buildings, except Low-Rise Residential Buildings by 44%.

    Read the complete article at HVAC/P