When Crawford Hoying Development purchased real estate in Columbus, Ohio’s popular Short North Arts District, ownership needed to ensure the development would drive revenue in the sought-after, premium space. The endeavor resulted in a 10-story, 150,000-square-foot, mixed-use development, which includes a coworking space, a parking garage and Marriott’s new, modern hotel brand, Moxy.
In addition to driving revenue, the developers also aimed to balance costs through the use of an efficient and design-flexible HVAC system. Having had great success with Mitsubishi Electric’s CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems in other projects, Crawford Hoying leadership knew the technology was well suited for the 800 North High Street Building.
To meet Moxy’s brand standards as well as the local zoning authority’s criteria, Crawford Hoying also had to keep a simple, clean look for the rooms. That criteria even applied to the mechanical systems.
“For this project, we have 250 indoor units and the styles vary based on their location throughout the building,” said Bryan Crnarich, PE, commercial regional manager at Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “In the hospitality areas of the building, it was really important to the ownership that we had ducted style units. In the electrical areas, we have wall-mounted units and in the coworking space we have sleek, ductless ceiling cassettes.”
To showcase the many benefits VRF technology offered this application, including cold-climate performance, building owner savings, design flexibility and more, this Case Study features both a written version and several videos.