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.
The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability on Staten Island is touted as one of the most sustainable schools in the world. A geo-exchange system harvests heat from the soil to efficiently heat and cool the building using Bell & Gossett best-in-class e-1510 and Series e-80 pumps and B&G plate and frame heat exchangers. Compared to a typical NYC school, P.S. 62 registers a 50-percent reduction in energy use. Wallace Eannace Associates’ MEP partners included WDF Inc. and AKF Group. Read more about the net-zero energy building 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.
Stony Brook University – Mart Building
Energy efficient Bell & Gossett Series e-80 pumps were selected for the hydronic HVAC system in the LEED Silver-rated Medical and Research Translational (MART) building at Stony Brook University. Preserving floor space in the mechanical room without compromising on efficiency was another top priority, accomplished with B&G’s compact VSC pumps. The eight-story, 240,000-square-foot facility opened in 2017 and is sustainability in action.
Rockefeller University River Campus
When the construction process is as complex as this one — building a three-block-long platform over FDR Drive in Manhattan in a series of midnight installations from a barge on the East River — details matter, including ensuring products and materials are on time and on budget. WEA supplied Bell & Gossett pumps (VSC, 1510, Series 80), condensate pumps and heat exchangers for the HVAC in the three new buildings that are part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Rockefeller River Campus project. The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Research Building houses more than 600 research personnel dedicated to scientific discovery. Working quietly alongside and out of sight of the researchers is 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.
A four-year retrofit of the 1960s landmark on Park Avenue yielded LEED Platinum certification in 2012, earning the distinction as the world’s largest green renovation project. All-new HVAC in the 52-story building included Bell & Gossett e-1510 base mounted pumps, B&G Rolairtrol air separators, ASME bladder tanks and shell and tube heat exchangers. 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
Through the signature 10-foot square windows of the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere, it’s all about the views from the Rafael Viñoly designed 96-story skinnyscraper. 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. The project’s MEP engineer was WSP Flack + Kurtz; ASM Mechanical provided HVAC services with Bell & Gossett products supplied by WEA that included high pressure Series e-80 inline pumps capable of high performance within a compact footprint.
On the New Jersey side of the Hudson River is the 41-story Ellipse Tower, designed by Arquitectonica in the waterfront neighborhood of Newport. The amenity-laden luxury rental development features walkout terraces with views of the Manhattan skyline from most of the building’s 381 units. 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. Bell & Gossett rep WEA worked with New-Jersey based MEP contractor F&G Mechanical and consulting engineer ICOR Associates on the project.
One Manhattan Square
With 100,000 square feet of luxury amenities in this vertical village on the Lower East Side, a compact footprint for mechanicals is a must. Designing hydronic heating and cooling systems for the 80-story, 800-foot-tall building required pumps that could achieve high operating pressures. Bell & Gossett’s robust and efficient Series e-1510, Series e-80 and VSX pumps were selected to meet the demands of providing climate comfort to the 800 residences. The space-saving design and multiple configurations of 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 Extell Development’s One Manhattan Square. WEA worked with consulting engineer ICOR Associates on the project.
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