Schools are a key market segment that will benefit from the lower lifecycle costs of gas heat pumps (GHPs) used for heating and cooling. As of October 2013, two hundred and seventy-three IntelliChoice Energy NextAire™ GHPs have been installed in all market segments. Since 2011, both Multi-Zone and Packaged Rooftop GHPs have been installed in schools to provide heating and cooling. Example GHP installations within the school market segment are highlighted below. Just a few of our installations are below.
Nacogdoches School District- Nacogdoches, TX
Reggie Hudson, Energy Manager at Nacogdoches ISD, reported that the GHP Units were performing well and they were pleased with the installations. The GHPs provide cooling to six previously not air conditioned gyms. Currently NextAire has provided over 25,000 hours of use since 2012.
Bonnie Brennan Elementary School – Winslow, AZ
Bonnie Brennan Elementary of Winslow, AZ, anticipates annual savings up to $27,000 over traditional electric cooling units. In addition to reduced electricity costs, other realized benefits included an improved learning environment due to the quietness and increased comfort from maintaining appropriate temperatures. The school replaced swamp coolers in over half of rooms and avoided an electricity upgrade for additional AC installation. (3) 8-Tons and (3) 15-ton multi-zoned units were used for a capacity of 69 tons and over 40,000 hours of heating and cooling.
Government and other owner-occupied buildings are a key target market for gas engine-driven heat pumps (GHPs) that provide savings in lifecycle costs, lower electric use, and reduced peak electric demand. The IntelliChoice Energy NextAire™ Multi-Zone and Packaged Rooftop GHPs deliver high efficiency heating and cooling to multiple zones. As of October 2013, two hundred and seventy-three IntelliChoice Energy NextAire™ GHPs have been installed in all market segments. Example installations within the government market segment are highlighted below.
Samuel Tolman AIA NCARB, Architectural Project Manager with the City of Las Vegas stated, “We have been very pleased with the energy performance of your units. We are not only saving $1,200 plus per month energy use but the lower electrical load keeps us out of the peak demand charge rates.”
This is a Tucson city owned and run apartment building for income restricted senior citizens who will now be able to realize significant cost savings on their monthly utility bills. “Being able to offer an environmentally friendly product and use the primary fuel source of clean, plentiful natural gas is a way for this unique building to set the tone for reducing our carbon footprint and serving the community,” according to Marshall Dennington, President and Owner of Temco. This building was installed with 7 units with a 70 ton capacity in Aug., 2011.
Ft. Huachuca, the largest military operation in AZ & NV (1,600 buildings / 7.8M sq. ft.) reported energy savings of 35-45% from a GHP retrofit installation. Total projected savings over the 20-year equipment life include: 93% reduction in peak electric demand (181 kW), 97% decrease in water use, 69% reduction in carbon (26,770,340 lbs.), 68% savings in primary energy (147,060 MMBtu). The site is now a model for other government facilities with a directive to use the GHP. View energy engineer Sam Montanez’s testimonial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lel4F9ko5qw&feature=youtu.be.