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Commercial Building HVAC Solutions for Medical Centers: A Carrier Case Study

Very often we are asked to upgrade or replace an HVAC system in a Myrtle Beach commercial building which needs to continue operations during the project. Medical Centers present the additional factor of operating 24/7 so the current project must proceed with no disruption in keeping the facility at a consistent comfort level.

Let’s take a look at a Carrier case study:

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a 25 bed facility designated as a critical access hospital by the Federal government. This designation is given to hospitals that are 35 or more miles from the nearest healthcare facility and has 25 or less inpatient beds. ECH services include a 24 hour ER, inpatient care and laboratory and radiology services. ECH needed to reduce operating costs to remain competitive and offer higher quality services. The project parameters included a reduction in energy consumption improved comfort and a future planned expansion. Another consideration was providing a solution that generated a positive cash flow during the upgrade which the hospital could designate towards the new addition. Using computer modeling and in depth employee interviews Carrier was able to identify areas for substantial improvement and an additional opportunity for savings was through maximizing incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority along with other agencies that reward companies for the implementation of energy efficient and renewable energy resources in the design, operation and construction of hospitals and institutions.

Rodney Boula, CEO and administrator of Elizabethtown, had approached several firms in searching for the best solution for the hospital. “Carrier really stood out during the selection process,” said Mr. Boula. “They responded quickly and with accurate answers.” “We are a small hospital, and everyone on the Carrier team, from the local salesperson all the way up to the regional supervisor really treated us like a large customer,” added Boula. “Carrier’s performance on this project was outstanding, and I recommend Carrier to my peers.”

Carrier’s approach to the project was impressive in providing solutions to the specific needs while being fiscally prudent given the hospitals financial constraints. The improvements made are expected to result in an over 30% reduction in energy costs.

Carolina Cool approaches all Myrtle Beach commercial HVAC projects, regardless of size, with the same attention to detail, needs and satisfaction. We work with you to find the right solution to your projects needs.

Source http://dms.hvacpartners.com/docs/1001/Public/04/CASESTUDY56.pdf