September 24, 2015, 9:54 am

Suites on Paseo

California is home to some of the most demanding energy standards in the nation. The Suites on Paseo (Suites) is a San Diego student housing complex that followed these standards, culminating with LEED® Silver certification and 287 very comfortable students. This result required a creative HVAC solution for the complex’s 98,000 square feet of space – one that would meet codes and high student demands.

The system that could meet all of these requirements was our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system. The technology enabled Suites to be split into 300 separate zones across three buildings, all controllable from a central computer. Lee Rich, the building maintenance supervisor, said, “From the computer in my office, my Mitsubishi Electric controls network allows me to override every single fan coil on this property. That’s impressive.”

Even more impressive – LEED Certification Specialist Michael Bigelow noted that “the system provided a 40 percent annual kWh savings. This foundation allowed our all-in design to beat the baseline by 46 percent, which got us 11 out of 10 LEED points in the v2.2 system. Yes, there’s a bonus point in there.” Such energy savings and overachieving, a mark of our technology, will make Suites a comfortable, healthy place for students to live for years and years to come.

Learn more about the Suites on Paseo.

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