How Bell & Gossett Solves Buildings in Boston with FIA
Thriving life sciences, technology, financial services and higher education sectors are driving an historic building boom in Boston. From a Boston Harbor casino to high-rise condos in the Seaport District to innovation clusters at Kendall Square in Cambridge, Bell & Gossett representative Fluid Industrial Associates is part of Boston’s resurgence. FIA has been the premier HVAC and plumbing equipment manufacturer’s representative of New England since 1964 through industry-leading products, superior customer service and training and education.
Harvard District Energy Facility
In concepting the Harvard University Allston extension, creating an environmentally sustainable campus was a top priority. A 58,000-square-foot in-house utility plant will open in 2019 to serve the growing campus, itself a model for efficiency with low carbon emissions and smart use of energy. Contributing to efficiency are 13 Bell & Gossett VSX and HSC double suction centrifugal pumps, selected for their hydraulic performance, versatility and reliability.
Encore Boston Harbor Resort & Casino
Proving that the Bell & Gossett VSX pump would save space and deliver maximum pumping power, FIA secured work on the largest privately funded development in Massachusetts history. B&G products supply the entire 3-million-square-foot urban gaming resort with chilled and hot water to various systems. Maintenance access and serviceability were other major points in favor of the VSX selection.
Boston Logan International Airport
Putting large, medium-voltage motors on pumps is atypical HVAC system design, but proved to be the best long-term solution at Logan Airport to meet the cooling needs of the entire airport and save operational costs. Project partners: NV5, NB Kenney Mechanical Contractors.
BWH Building for the Future
The award-winning architectural design of the 650,000-square-foot Brigham Building for the Future incorporated LEED Gold criteria to realize 37 percent in energy-cost savings. Bell & Gossett’s VSX and e-1510 pumps were selected to supply heating and cooling in the facility. FIA worked with mechanical contractor J.C. Cannistraro on the project.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Right-sizing of HVAC equipment to reduce energy use and incorporating heat-recovery methods into HVAC systems are among the project’s sustainable design elements that contributed to LEED Gold certification. Project partners include mechanical contractor Hamel & McAlister and AHA Consulting Engineers.
Millennium Tower Boston
The tallest residential building in Boston, the 60-story luxury high-rise is a shimmering addition to the new Boston skyline. A second mechanical room on the 54th floor provides a needed pressure break in the HVAC system, which features Bell & Gossett’s four VSX-VSC pumps and six large Series e-80/e-80SC pumps.
For the mixed-use buildings in Blocks B and C, the residential mechanical system consists of water-source vertical-stacked heat pumps. Retail areas are served by a separate chilled and hot water plant located in the B Block. Bell & Gossett equipment in the LEED Silver targeted project includes 23 VSX-VSC pumps, four e-1510 pumps and six GPX heat exchangers. Project engineer: Cosentini Associates.
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