531 Avenue of the Americas

Location

Midtown Manhattan

Client

Forward Mechanical, Inc

Equipment/Services

LG Air Cooled Multi-V 5

Year

2021

Maintaining Architectural Integrity through Heat Pump Installation


Objectives

Built from the ground up, 531 Avenue of the Americas is notable for its distinctive design. With such eye-catching curb appeal, the proper HVAC system needed to be installed while ensuring its lack of visibility from the outside. Thus, it was KLIMA’s mission to incorporate a high-performance, high-efficient heat pump system that fits in the building — all without compromising its architectural integrity.

 

Problems

The biggest challenge stemming from this project came from the condenser’s visibility. It was the client’s desire that the condenser remained obscured from view to maintain the visual and architectural appeal of the unique building. In turn, KLIMA had to come up with a Solution to fit 12 MV 5 and 2 MV S condensers inside of the bulkhead, which was enclosed with an architectural louver.

 

Solutions

With KLIMA’s ingenuity, we were able to fit 14 condensers inside of the bulkhead and enclose it with an architectural louver. These louvers were designed to have the required free area to accommodate the airflow needed for the condensers. KLIMA was ultimately successful in implementing a high-performance HVAC system, all while adhering to the client request of obscuring condensers and maintaining architectural integrity.

 

Benefits

  • Ultra High efficient HVAC system
  • Maintained visual/architectural aesthetic
  • Demonstrated KLIMA’s aptitude and ability to adapt to unique, challenging situations

At a Glance

Challenges

  • Maintaining curb/visual appeal

    The client requested that 531 Avenue of the Americas’ aesthetics remain intact, thus requiring condensers to be installed discreetly.

  • Providing healthy indoor air quality

    Condensers work to remove hot air from a building. Given the client’s request, KLIMA had to install condensers in a safe manner that allowed for healthy indoor air quality for all building occupants.

  • Implementing condensers in a safe manner

    Since the condenser was to be obscured from view, KLIMA had come up with a unique method of implementing them into the HVAC structure.

Overview

 

  • Market Sector: Multi-Family, High-End Residential
  • Extent: Condenser Installation
  • Location: Midtown Manhattan

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Bronx, NY

Client

AB Capstone

Equipment/Services

Year

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A Practical Solution to Budget Reduction

Objectives

425 Westchester Ave was a unique case for KLIMA. On top of ongoing challenges faced by the client, KLIMA was also tasked with budget reduction. The project was previously specified with alternative equipment but was ultimately over the allotted budget. Thus, the mission at 425 Westchester Ave became a two-fold problem — ultimately requiring a dynamic approach to resolution.

Problems

The property located at 425 Westchester Ave was plagued by a number of ongoing challenges, but the main problem centered around this property dealt with budgeting. The job was previously designed by an engineer, but was over budget. Ultimately, the owner requested a simplified solution that was both cost effective and more efficient.

Solutions

One of the biggest solutions to reduce the budget came through the rebate from the utilities KLIMA was afforded, which gave us ownership to use our VRF equipment.  Klima ultimately handled the application, worked with Con Edison, and crafted a custom rebate to get the owner a substantial amount of money back from the utility.  This revenue assisted in keeping the project on budget for the client.

Benefits

  • Fortified KLIMA’s design-engineering relationship
  • Demonstrated KLIMA’s construction aptitude — showing off company-wide system solutions inclusive of turn-key controls.
  • Allowed KLIMA to capitalize on our diverse equipment and controls offering, thus growing our company footprint

At a Glance

Challenges

  • Budget reduction
    • KLIMA was able to reduce the job’s budget at 425 Westchester Ave through a unique and individualized rebate.
  • Incorporating new system solutions in practical settings
    • KLIMA extended its growing company footprint by utilizing our latest and diverse equipment/controls offering to reduce costs. This job also provided us an opportunity to put this new technology to use in a practical setting.

Overview

  • Market Sector: Charter School and Mixed Commercial & Retail Building
  • Extent: Budget Reduction
  • Location: The Bronx

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Midtown Manhattan

Client

Forward Mechanical, Inc

Equipment/Services

LG Air Cooled Multi-V 5

Year

2021

Maintaining Architectural Integrity through Heat Pump Installation


Objectives

Built from the ground up, 531 Avenue of the Americas is notable for its distinctive design. With such eye-catching curb appeal, the proper HVAC system needed to be installed while ensuring its lack of visibility from the outside. Thus, it was KLIMA’s mission to incorporate a high-performance, high-efficient heat pump system that fits in the building — all without compromising its architectural integrity.

 

Problems

The biggest challenge stemming from this project came from the condenser’s visibility. It was the client’s desire that the condenser remained obscured from view to maintain the visual and architectural appeal of the unique building. In turn, KLIMA had to come up with a Solution to fit 12 MV 5 and 2 MV S condensers inside of the bulkhead, which was enclosed with an architectural louver.

 

Solutions

With KLIMA’s ingenuity, we were able to fit 14 condensers inside of the bulkhead and enclose it with an architectural louver. These louvers were designed to have the required free area to accommodate the airflow needed for the condensers. KLIMA was ultimately successful in implementing a high-performance HVAC system, all while adhering to the client request of obscuring condensers and maintaining architectural integrity.

 

Benefits

  • Ultra High efficient HVAC system
  • Maintained visual/architectural aesthetic
  • Demonstrated KLIMA’s aptitude and ability to adapt to unique, challenging situations

At a Glance

Challenges

  • Maintaining curb/visual appeal

    The client requested that 531 Avenue of the Americas’ aesthetics remain intact, thus requiring condensers to be installed discreetly.

  • Providing healthy indoor air quality

    Condensers work to remove hot air from a building. Given the client’s request, KLIMA had to install condensers in a safe manner that allowed for healthy indoor air quality for all building occupants.

  • Implementing condensers in a safe manner

    Since the condenser was to be obscured from view, KLIMA had come up with a unique method of implementing them into the HVAC structure.

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  • Location: Midtown Manhattan

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