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October 14, 2015, 12:23 pm

Project Profile: View Haus 5

Tadashi Shiga, principal, Evergreen Certified, Seattle, described View Haus 5 as “the now and the future of HVAC.” Recent industry recognition supports that: View Haus 5 is the Seattle area’s first Passive House-certified multifamily building and winner of the Passive House International US Completion Award, which honors the country’s best Passive projects.

Bradley Khouri, principal and founder, b9 architects, Seattle, designed the sustainable community. The five 1,100- to 1,700-square-foot homes feature century-old, reclaimed barn wood; LED lighting; walls over a foot thick; zero-VOC paints; airtight, tilt-turn windows – and our ductless multizone comfort systems.

“We needed the most efficient HVAC system out there,” said Sloan Ritchie, president and founder of Cascade Built. Our ductless system had a low enough load, a small enough footprint and high enough efficiencies to earn View Haus 5 multiple energy-focused certifications, including Passive House. Khouri said our systems are “great for uses like this because of their small size. And they provide incredible performance for such a small device.”

There’s even more proof in the pudding: One of the homes, a 1,431-square-foot unit, has a HERS Index of 47 and an annual energy cost of just $63 – an energy expenditure a tenth of its non-Passive neighbors.

Read more about the award-winning project.

October 1, 2015, 5:24 pm

Look for Us on NBC TV!

Left to Right: Richard Li, Regional Manager, Commercial, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division; George Oliphant, host, “George to the Rescue”; Mario Marcellino, vice president, Pelham Bay Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Inc.; Peter Kanakos, principal, GC Eng & Associates

Left to Right: Richard Li, Regional Manager, Commercial, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division; George Oliphant, host, “George to the Rescue”; Mario Marcellino, vice president, Pelham Bay Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Inc.; Peter Kanakos, principal, GC Eng & Associates

Emmy Award-winning TV host George Oliphant and a team of contractors and designers are “helping families one home at a time.” In the October 3 episode of “George to the Rescue,” we join George and crew in transforming one home and the lives of one family in need.

Each episode of the NBC TV special project follows the renovation of a home in the Tri-State area. The upcoming episode shows how our ductless system improves the comfort of a single-family home in Queens, New York.

“George to the Rescue” is broadcasted by NBC affiliate stations in 10 of the largest TV markets nationwide: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami/South Florida, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington. Check your local listings to catch the airing this weekend or watch the episode online afterwards.

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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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June 25, 2015, 10:35 am

EVERYONE Will Be at Every Building Conference & Expo 2015

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The most sought-after event in the commercial real estate industry has finally arrived. This weekend, June 28-30 in Los Angeles, Every Building Conference & Expo 2015 will play host to some of the industry’s leading facility managers, engineers, architects and investors.

Coinciding with the celebration of Building Owners and Managers Association International’s 100th anniversary, the annual conference is a career-advancing opportunity for entrepreneurs and property professionals at every level who are serious about creating success in the office, industrial and mixed-use property management industries. Jay Leno will kick off the event on Sunday, June 28, showing off the best Los Angeles has to offer.

We’ll be on the exhibition floor sharing our expertise on how HVAC and our top-of-the-line products – including central controllers, VRF heat pumps, wall-mounted indoor units and multi-position air handlers – can improve any commercial building.

Come visit us at booth #1101 and see what we’re bringing to the table!

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May 15, 2015, 2:15 pm

Home Energy, Passive Houses & Us

There are approximately 40,000 certified Passive Houses (PHs) worldwide. That may seem like a large number but in actuality 40,000 represents only 0.002 percent of the homes in the world today.

In a recent issue of Home Energy magazine, Mike Smith, our senior marketing manager, residential products, shared why this is the case.

  • They’re relatively new.
  • They must meet stringent criteria.
  • They can be costly to build – five to 20 percent more than a standard home.
  • The elements of PH design can be difficult for homeowners to understand – like why their insulation must be one foot thick.

The good news is building PHs is growing and the Pacific Northwest is leading the way. In fact, more than a third of the nation’s certified PHs are located in the upper left of the U.S.

  • Salem, Oregon is home to the Rue-Evans residence, the region’s first certified PH.
  • Park Passive in Seattle is a PH that The Seattle Times said “[the owners] heated last winter using the clothes dryer.”
  • The Full Plane PH in Portland, Oregon met PH standards and even the rigorous Living Building Challenge™ by achieving net zero energy, waste and water.

“As time passes, we will see more and more projects like the Full Plane PH and its Pacific Northwest neighbors,” Mike says. “Not every house will be passive within our lifetime but it’s an exciting time for building and home energy professionals.”

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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April 30, 2015, 12:00 pm

Consumer Testimonials: Ed & Stephanie Pacheco

Neighbors of Ed and Stephanie Pacheco were investigating a carbon monoxide leak when they discovered another serious health risk – asbestos in their HVAC ductwork. After hearing the news from next door, Ed and Stephanie took a look at their own HVAC unit and decided it was time to replace the 39-year-old natural gas system. High energy efficiency and minimal environmental impact were at the top of the couple’s list.

Listen to Stephanie, an environmentalist, explain how our ductless system maximizes the home’s energy- and water-saving features. Click here to learn what Ed likes most about their comfort system.

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December 18, 2014, 11:52 am

Project Profile: Brue-Carstens Residence


 

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October 15, 2014, 2:34 pm

Consumer Testimonial: Naomi Shimoda

Temperature needs can vary greatly when more than one generation is living under the same roof. Our ductless system lets California homeowner Naomi Shimoda individually control the temperature of each room to meet the precise comfort needs of her large family. Hear why she says our system was the “most logical choice”:

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