June 9, 2015, 12:40 pm

Project Profile: 101 Bedford

101 bedfordLuxury apartments are popping up everywhere these days, each bigger and better than the next. A swimming pool, audio recording studio, rooftop event spaces, spas and wine vaults all sound nice from a renter’s point-of-view. From an HVAC perspective, however, these amenities can pose the ultimate challenge.

The 101 Bedford apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York is a 340,000-square-foot facility with 351 luxury apartments. The building needed an HVAC system that could accommodate the loads demanded by its top-of-the-line amenities. The system also had to be discreet, user friendly and have energy allocation capabilities to match its luxurious design.

David Glickman, president, Glickman Engineering Associates PLLC, determined Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology was the only possible choice that would satisfy all of 101 Bedford’s requirements – precise control, quiet operation, low energy consumption, heat recovery and ease of installation. He promptly selected our VRF system due to its sophisticated control network. The owner had experienced the difficulties of tenant billing from a previous project, a 98-unit apartment building. Our network calculates the energy used by each apartment, keeping track of all BTU’s for cooling and heating and thus making issues with billing tenants obsolete.

101 Bedford is now more than just a high-end place to live. It is an icon of indoor environmental control, comfort and convenience.

To read more about 101 Bedford, you can access the case study here.

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