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Mitsubishi Electric Trane heating and air conditioning products have enriched the lives of thousands of customers across North America. Explore the collection of their stories.
A high-performance house nestled in the rocky foothills of Nevada City, California, just outside of Tahoe National Forest, is affectionately known as “Good Haus” among its project team. The nickname was born from how the 2,390-square-foot home exemplifies the designers’ vision of a “good house,” by intersecting design and performance, while also working as a play on builder/owner David Good’s name and Passivhaus.
“My wife and I feel very passionately about the environment; because of this, we had been looking into building an energy-efficient house,” said Eric. “As an engineer, the Passive House standard was appealing to me because it results in an analytically-designed home that has proven performance before you even lift a hammer.” After working on a design for the two-story, single-family home with architect Michael Klement, AIA, NCARB, AIBD, CPHC from Architectural Resources, the couple selected Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions® due to the equipment’s small footprint and ability to maximize energy efficiency.
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (Fairway Mortgage) is a national mortgage lender that has helped thousands make home ownership a reality since its founding in April 1996. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Fairway Mortgage has experienced exponential growth in recent years and in 2015 was at facility capacity. Working out of multiple office buildings around town, leadership decided it was time for a brand-new headquarters, one that could grow with the company and promote sustainable, energy-efficient operation.
Sally and Jason Schmeltzer moved to Asheville, North Carolina in 2005 and began their careers as chemistry faculty at UNC Asheville. As a couple and in their professional work, they strive to make choices that positively affect their family, students, community and overall global footprint. The same philosophy rang true when they set their sights on building a new, 1,750-square-foot, net-zero home. Making the choice to install the most efficient mechanical systems possible, the couple turned to Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric for heating and cooling. The result: a comfortable home with impressive energy efficiency – they received a HERS score of -10!
Hollis Primary School
Hollis Primary School (HPS) has served its Hollis, New Hampshire community for generations. Housed within a brick masonry building constructed in 1952, HPS needed to be retrofitted to improve thermal comfort and the educational environment in a sustainable, energy-efficient way aligned with its community’s values. A new spray foam envelope for insulation, solar panels and Zoned Comfort Solutions™ with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® technology proved essential to delivering energy-efficient comfort and transforming how happy students and staff experience their school. You’ll hear from the school principal and the energy-efficiency expert who worked with HPS and the school board through every stage of the retrofit.
When local builder Joe Thomas found an older, 1000-square-foot home just a few miles from Downtown Atlanta, he knew it had potential. The potential to take energy-efficiency and whole-home building design to the next level. That said, he wanted the homeowners to reap the benefits of lower utility bills while not compromising aesthetics. The answer: Mitsubishi Electric’s Zoned Comfort Solutions® and in particular, the latest residential unit, the EZ Fit™ Recessed Ceiling Cassette.
After several years of failing compressors, humidity issues and frigid winters, Minnesota Power’s Cloquet, Minnesota office was ready for an HVAC upgrade. As staff pride themselves on promoting energy-efficient technologies and money-saving programs for their customers, they turned to CITY MULTI® from Mitsubishi Electric with Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology. The result has been a comfortable and efficient office place, not matter the weather. The utility company has even been able to use their equipment as a showpiece for the benefits of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems.
Lofts at Empire Yard
When developer Brooks Patterson, owner of Prodigy Woodworks, first came across a 120-year-old former ice and coal warehouse in Macon, Georgia, he saw the opportunity for transformation. He set out to renovate the building’s 65,000 square feet of space into 28 loft-style apartments, adding amenities such as a pool and rooftop patios, while thoughtfully incorporating its historical design elements. But the high ceilings that Patterson knew would be aesthetically appealing to future tenants presented challenges when it came to choosing mechanical systems. Luckily, Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions® offered the right solution.