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    2.0 University Place

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Project: Highest efficiency required to attain LEED Platinum certification

    Product: IQHC Active Chilled beams and Pinnacle DOAS

    Payoff: Daily energy tracking reveals the building ranks in the upper 22-percentile of Energy Star Program facilities nationwide and it exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standards by 44%.
    Chilled beams provide a continual convection of air comfort benefits with no drafts, no noise and stable temperature tolerances of ±1°F.

    Green HVACR - 2.0 University Place Features Chilled Beam Technology

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    717 Fifth Avenue
    New York City

    Project: A 1.6 MW cogeneration plant was installed atop a 13-story section of a 26-story office building in Manhattan. The challenge was that the owners didn't want the plant to be seen or heard.

    Product: AT-PANL Solutions (Acoustic Thermal Panel System)

    Payoff: FläktGroup SEMCO designed a modular sound-attenuated enclosure to allow the cogeneration plant to blend seamlessly into the high-end Manhatten business district where it would reside. Visually and acoustically the structure met each and every one of the client’s demanding needs, proving that cogeneration plants are a viable solution in even the most discriminating urban areas.

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    The Tower at PNC Plaza
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Project: A 33-story, 800,000 square foot skyscraper, The Tower at PNC Plaza was designed as a paragon of energy efficiency and sustainability.

    Product: Pinnacle DOAS, EP, True 3Å Wheel

    Payoff: With a LEED scorecard of 86 out of 110 possible points, The Tower at PNC Plaza obtained a LEED Platinum certification. The building surpasses ASHRAE 90.1-2007 energy standards by 50%. In addition to its energy efficiency, The Tower at PNC Plaza boasts superior indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

    Read more about The Tower at PNC Plaza from structural and MEP engineer, BuroHappold.