CASE STUDIESCustom HVAC Configurations for Custom Spaces
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.
NoMad LA Hotel
Situated in the heart of downtown, NoMad Los Angeles, is the newest luxury hotel from Sydell Group, known for their high-end, cuisine-focused hospitality venues. After buying the historic Bank of Italy building originally built in the 1920s, Sydell Group set out to refurbish the hotel, marrying together the original design with modern elements, all while being careful not to modify the building too much. For NoMad LA, top-of-the-line mechanical systems were a must. After consulting with their general contractor and mechanical contractor, the choice was clear: Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow systems.
Olas Verdes Hotel
In 2013, when a surf shop in Costa Rica lost its headquarters, six patrons turned investors jumped in to build a hotel the school could partner with. "The team wanted to integrate sustainability from the ground up," noted the project manager, Carl Kish, co-founder of STOKE Certified (the first sustainability certification program designed for surf and snow resorts, destinations and events). With the project as a catalyst for sustainable development in the area, choosing high-quality, energy-efficient mechanical systems was a central focus of the group. Their selection: M-Series systems from Mitsubishi Electric.
Fairway Independent Mortgage
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Fairway Independent Mortgage has experienced exponential growth in recent years and in 2015, committed to build a new, 96,000-square-foot, energy-efficient office building. Working with Excel Engineering, a full-service architectural and engineering firm, Fairway Mortgage selected Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI® Water-Source Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. By selecting VRF, Excel was able to design a spacious floorplan and provide energy savings.
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.
Twilight River Cruise
Modeled after Victorian-era steamboats, the Riverboat Twilight (Twilight) offers one- and two-day cruises on the upper Mississippi River. With design and engineering support from Meier Electric, the Twilight replaced its 36-ton chiller with Zoned Comfort Solutions® from Mitsubishi Electric. The combination of ductless and ducted Mitsubishi Electric units reduced hundreds of comfort complaints per year down to zero. In addition to meeting the challenges of heating and cooling a vessel with large glass windows, the system’s EZ FIT® Recessed Ceiling Cassettes fit precisely into the riverboat’s existing ceiling joists, which eliminated the need for structural changes during installation.
The Bank of San Antonio
Since its inception in 2007, The Bank of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, has been built on strong relationships and quality service. However, when the bank’s success started to grow exponentially, it needed to find a space to accommodate employees and customers. After breaking ground on a new, 56,000-square-foot office space in 2015, the bank needed to find an energy-efficient HVAC system that offered quality comfort and control. The search ended by selecting Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology from Mitsubishi Electric.
UBER Advanced Technologies Group (ATG)
After UBER decided to build their Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) autonomous vehicle research facility in downtown Pittsburgh, they knew building automation was needed. Vehicle testing garages sit side-by-side with state-of-the-art conference rooms and office space. This drove the need for zone control and specialized ventilation. Mitsubishi Electric was able to deliver a single-source for all their HVAC, ventilation and controls needs with CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), PremiSys® Fusion Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS), and Diamond Controls™ Solutions. The result has been seamless building control and occupant comfort.
Walnut Hill Community Church
Clay Norman has been a member of Bethel, Connecticut’s Walnut Hill Community Church since 1985. Serving as both an Elder and as the Director of Facilities, Norman has seen many church renovations over the years and knew the HVAC system needed to be replaced in 2017. But with four existing 32-ton ducted air handling units as well as a boiler and chiller, a replacement seemed difficult and costly. After consulting with a distributor and contractor, the streamlined and efficient solution was clear: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) from Mitsubishi Electric.