Merrick Union Free Schools
ClientMerrick Union Free Schools
VRF System Installation
VRF Systems with Classroom Unit Ventilators: A Rarity in Long Island Education
Merrick Union Free Schools was in need of energy-efficient VRF heating/cooling systems with Unit Ventilators for Classrooms. With this arrangement being a rarity for Long Island elementary schools, it was then KLIMA NY’s responsibility to provide the proper system components along with a new building management system (BMS).
The biggest challenge KLIMA faced with this project was making the complicated system user-friendly for all members of the MUFS faculty. As a result, KLIMA had to come up with a unique solution to make the system palatable and usable for persons of all educational backgrounds. To further complicate matters, the new building management control system had to bring 2 different systems using different programming protocols together into one user-friendly interface.
Before the installation of the VRF system, KLIMA developed a demo system with a BMS and created a demonstration sampler for the client to ensure satisfaction with functionality, user interface, and practicality.
Following approval, KLIMA was able to prepare a system that would work for all members of the MUFS. KLIMA ultimately supplied, installed, and programmed a full DDC temperature control system for operation and monitoring of all school AC systems through a computer interface.
Most notably, this project confirmed KLIMA NY as one of the first vendors on Long Island to provide such a system for individual classrooms in an elementary school application.
- Elementary school classrooms received adequate heating and air conditioning system
- Merrick Union Free Schools employees able to operate the VRF system with simplified computer interface
- Demonstrated KLIMA’s ability to pivot and adapt to consumers of all educational levels
- Klima’s Controls team was able to join different control protocols together in one seamless interface
At a Glance
Developing an innovative VRF system that would work within a classroom environment
KLIMA became one of the first vendors to implement such a system in a Long Island elementary school
Adapting to client education
KLIMA had to simplify a complex system for the Merrick Union Free Schools so that usability extended to all members of the faculty
- Overview Market Sector: Education – Public Elementary Schools
- Extent: Full Heating and Cooling systems with BMS
- Location: Merrick, NY