How Bell & Gossett Solves Buildings in New York with Wallace Eannace Associates
“Starchitect” designed supertall, slim towers are changing the face of the New York skyline. While stunning views and luxurious amenities lure potential buyers, technically advanced and expertly designed mechanical systems are taking comfort to new heights. The full-service team at Bell & Gossett manufacturer’s representative Wallace Eannace Associates is dedicated to the exceptional performance of hydronic HVAC and plumbing systems in high-rises, hospitals, schools and other facilities. Learn more about WEA and its commitment to customer satisfaction.
To ensure The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability would be a net-zero energy building, the first step was to decide where the building should be located on the 3.5-acre site. By positioning the building to the center of the L-shaped parcel with classrooms facing the perimeter, natural light is optimized, minimizing HVAC energy consumption. Read more about the project from architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Stony Brook University — East Campus Chiller Plant
The distinctive buildings in the health sciences complex of Stony Brook University are synonymous with the university’s Long Island campus, home to the region’s leading academic and medical research facilities. In the update of the hydronic heating and cooling systems, Bell & Gossett engineered 400-horsepower high-pressure HSC vertical mount pumps and 250-horsepower B&G vertical turbine pumps inside the East Campus Chiller Plant to fit the tight space and meet the required working pressure. The chiller plant provides services for the University Hospital, Health Sciences Center and Basic Science Tower. The project team included HVAC contractor Boilermatic, WEA and MEP design firm JFK&M Consulting Group.
When it’s complete in 2019, the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building will house more than 600 research personnel dedicated to scientific discovery. Working quietly alongside and out of sight of the researchers will be a hydronic HVAC system that features innovative and efficient Bell & Gossett components like the VSC pump to save floor space and also ensure optimal comfort for building inhabitants — the work of WEA, Sound A/C, BR+A Consulting Engineers and Turner Construction.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
With sustainability being a key driver in the modernization of the JPMorgan Chase global headquarters, replacing the building’s HVAC system was at the top of the list. Syska Hennessy Group and JDP Mechanical led the project from an engineering perspective, working with B&G rep WEA to ensure HVAC system performance would meet the project goals of energy efficiency, cost savings and space savings, environmental impact and occupant comfort.
432 Park Avenue
The 1,395-foot tall building is a stack of seven independent buildings with mechanical floors in between that are open to the elements to allow air flow and deflect wind pressure. Air management must also be considered in a closed loop hydronic HVAC system. Bell & Gossett Rolairtrol Air Separators efficiently separate air from circulating water in 432 Park Avenue’s hydronic heating and cooling system, while B&G air vents purge free air from the system to the atmosphere to keep air out of the loop and prevent hydronic airlock.
A total systems approach informed the design of the hydronic HVAC system to ensure performance would meet facility demand. Flexibility in the design, achieved with Bell & Gossett Bell & Gossett Series e-90, which can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and B&G’s Series e-1510, available in 26 sizes and a variety of configuration options, assured the building envelope parameters were met.
One Manhattan Square
With 100,000 square feet of luxury amenities in this vertical village, a compact footprint for mechanicals is a must. The space-saving design and multiple configurations of Bell & Gossett pumps such as the VSX can reduce pump room footprint by up to 40 percent when compared to traditional split-case and vertical inline pumps. That means more space for things like a full-size basketball court, cigar room, culinary lounge, Pilates studio and a host of other resort-style amenities at One Manhattan Square. WEA worked with consulting engineer ICOR Associates on the project.
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