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One crucial aspect of remodeling the home was deciding on what kind of space and water heating systems to install. The home had previously used a tank-style water heater and a forced-air furnace system.
Designed by Simon Oswald Architecture and CM Engineering, the OHM office building the two firms call home is a repository of sound design and engineering practices, along with solid sustainability tactics.
In addition to activating enzymes in the grain, water heated to 160 degrees is used to clean the large stainless steel equipment that produces the brew and to wash the kegs that hold the finished product.
Among the keys to AvalonBay’s success as a developer of sustainable properties is its willingness to take the long view on its investments, looking to maximize their impact on the local environment and community, as well as the health and safety of the residents.
Brad Howe, project manager and commercial estimator for Ann Arbor, Michigan-based G. F. Wilbur Plumbing, and a crew of talented UA Local 190 union tradesmen installed replacement water heaters for the Chestnut Lake apartment complex in Yip-see.
The reason the condensers weren’t installed directly on top of the theater was that tenants in adjacent apartments wouldn’t tolerate the noise. Inside the theater, system noise from the colossal ductwork was worse yet.