Client: Maxwell Kates Incorporated
Project Location: 74th Street, New York
Project Notes: Our offices have had a long standing relationship with this Upper Eastside Cooperative building.
Our first project involved troubleshooting and designing a repair for a chilled water flow problem that left the Penthouse apartment with minimal heat and air conditioning for years. After solving the problem, we were retained for design services associated with the replacement of the building cooling tower. This project was performed on time and within budget.
A new backflow prevention device was designed for the incoming potable water system in the building. This device was filed by our office with the Department of Environmental Protections Bureau of Cross Connection Control.
When New York City enacted new fuel oil regulations phasing out heavy oil, we were retained to covert the building boilers from oil to gas firing. This project included the design of a new incoming utility company gas service with gas boosters to increase the pressure for use in the boiler. Our most recent project has been designs for the replacement of the building chiller. This unit was originally fired by steam from the building boiler. This required year round firing of the boiler, which was adversely affecting the life of the boiler and making even routine maintenance difficult. Steam firing was in-efficient due to the inherent efficiency of the boiler and chiller. A new gas fired chiller was designed for the building. This unit generates chilled water using gas without the need for the boiler steam. This allows the boiler to be deactivated during the summer and reduces operating costs by direct fuel firing.