Standard Refrigeration Company’s former facility was becoming outdated. With real estate costs skyrocketing and subpar shared office and manufacturing space, the mechanical/electrical contracting firm, founded 60 years ago, had to move. Firm officials didn’t want to just build a new facility— they wanted a unique, sustainable building and that is exactly what they achieved.
The building received a platinum rating under USGBC LEED for new construction — the first building in Puerto Rico, and the first in the Caribbean, to attain this highest LEED certification level.
The building was able to achieve greater than 60% reduction in energy performance when compared to the base-line established by ASHRAE 90.1-1997 in part by using a highly efficient Therma-Fuser™ diffuser HVAC system.
The energy savings provided by the Therma-Fuser VAV diffusers is complimented by an innovative AHU design that both captures waste heat from the condensers and uses solar heat to assist hot water supply to the re-heat the coils, when required.