Strawberry Mansion

An image of the Strawberry Mansion's historic white exterior.
The extraordinary flexibility of the refrigerant lines and diversity of indoor units were perfectly adaptable for the restrictions posed by the 224-year-old structure.

Strawberry Mansion was built in 1789 and went on to become one of the most celebrated homes in Philadelphia. When a volunteer group decided to restore the historic mansion and open it to the public as a museum, they needed an efficient HVAC system that could pair with geothermal technology. A four-pipe system was not practical to install in the thick stone walls. Mitsubishi Electric’s two-pipe VRF zoning system was, though, saving $50,000 upfront. The Mitsubishi Electric system also offered the humidity control so integral to maintaining the museum’s collection. Download the PDF below to read moreYou’ll hear from the site manager, restoration committee and HVAC contractor, and see photos of the museum and equipment. 


Strawberry Mansion

Project Location: Philadelphia
Completion Date:
 May 2013

Project Team

  • Owner: Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia
  • Architect: Mark B. Thompson Associates, Inc, Philadelphia
  • General Contractor: W.S. Cumby, Inc., Springfield, Pa.
  • HVAC Engineer: Urban Technology, Inc., Alexandria, Va.
  • HVAC Contractor: Carter Mechanical, Paoli, Pa.
  • HVAC Distributor: ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, Philadelphia

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed:

  • (2) PQRY-P120THMU-A WR2-Series Outdoor Units
  • (2) PKFY-P06NBMU-E Wall-mounted Indoor Units
  • (1) PKFY-P12NMHU-E Wall-mounted Indoor Unit
  • (2) PEFY-P15NMAU-E Ceiling-concealed Indoor Units
  • (2) PEFY-P24NMAU-E Ceiling-concealed Indoor Units
  • (2) PEFY-P30NMAU-E Ceiling-concealed Indoor Units
  • (1) PVFY-P12E00A Vertical-concealed Indoor Unit
  • (2) PVFY-P24E00A Vertical-concealed Indoor Units
  • (2) PFFY-P24NRMU-E Floor-standing Indoor Units
  • (2) CMB-P108NU-GA BC Controllers
  • (1) GB-50A Central Controller
Product Category
VRF Zoning Systems
Application
Museum
Completion Date
May, 2013
Location
Pennsylvania
Case Study Type
For Professionals
Text Box Type
footprint
geothermal
leed®/green
retrofit/historic restoration
sound

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