Skagit Imaging Pavilion is a brand new facility, which will bring the latest in breast and mammography to the Skagit Valley. The general contractor for this project, Trico Companies selected Nordic Temperature Control to help design and install the new facilities commercial HVAC system.
As a highly qualified HVAC contractor, Nordic Temperature Control was an essential part of the equation to optimize the safety and effectiveness of new imaging center. It is rewarding to know that our HVAC technicians efforts during this project worked to maintain the highest quality craftsmanship and best practices for a hospital HVAC system. In fact, the Skagit Imaging Pavilion project had a strict design and installation timeline, which relied on our team of HVAC experts to adhere to federal energy building standards.
As with any commercial HVAC project, a well designed and properly functioning system is essential for the highest level of comfort, efficiency, and indoor air quality. Our company is among the top providers of commercial HVAC services throughout the Pacific Northwest, including equipment and duct installation, repair, and maintenance.
Special HVAC equipment and procedures found in this project includes:
- Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)
- Diakin Variable Refrigerate Volume (VRV) Heat Pump
- Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS) connected to the HRV
- Dedicated chillers for the MRI room and CT room
- HVAC controls
On this project Nordic Temperature Control installed a heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system which works between two sources at different temperatures. Heat recovery is a method which is increasingly used to reduce the heating and cooling demands of buildings, such as medical centers. By recovering the residual heat in the exhaust gas, the fresh air introduced into the air conditioning system is pre-heated (pre-cooled), and the fresh air enthalpy is increased (reduced) before the fresh air enters the room or the air cooler of the air conditioning unit performs heat and moisture treatment.
A typical heat recovery system in buildings consists of a core unit, channels for fresh air and exhaust air, and blower fans. Building exhaust air is used as either a heat source or heat sink depending on the climate conditions, time of year and requirements of the building. Heat recovery systems typically recover about 60–95% of the heat in exhaust air and have significantly improved the energy efficiency of buildings.
Daikin VRV Systems
On this project, Nordic Temperature Control also installed a Daikin VRV System. VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) is a modular, commercially applied air-conditioning and heating system that distributes refrigerant, rather than water, from the outdoor unit to multiple indoor units providing efficiency, individual user control and reliability in one package. Absolute comfort and efficiency is achieved with Daikin’s industry-leading variable speed Inverter compressors. This means that only the amount of energy required is used to provide the necessary cooling or heating to each individual indoor unit. The VRV system installed by our team in the Skagit Imaging Pavilion controls 15 seperate zones/rooms.
As you can see from the images, our team of HVAC technicians strategically installed the VRV systems on the buildings’ rooftop with expert precision.
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