Condominiums/Apartment Buildings

Fort Drum Mountain Community: Achieved Energy Star certification

Lend Lease was on a mission: To get 3,600 new and existing homes in the Fort Drum Mountain Community ENERGY STAR® certified. To do so, they knew they had to reduce duct system leakage of each home from an average of 20-30% down to 5% or less. After several attempts with various methods of duct sealing, they found only one thing worked – Aeroseal. Today, the Fort Drum Mountain Community is the largest New York ENERGY STAR (NYSERDA) certified community in the history of New York State.

Cambridge Housing Authority: Brought leaky toilet exhaust systems into compliance for LEED certification

To be LEED certified, the ductwork used to ventilate 40 bathrooms in the newly constructed five-story building had to demonstrate a total leakage rate below 250 CFM. With first test results showing 900+ CFM, it wasn’t even close. Not only was proper IAQ and bragging rights to another energy-efficient building at stake, but so were thousands of dollars in federal rebate dollars that the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) planned on receiving through LEED certification.

MuseumHouse Luxury Condos: Enabled building to pass its performance audit and meet air handling specifications

The MuseumHouse is a centerpiece of luxury living located on Toronto’s prestigious Bloor Street West. At $2 million to $12 million apiece, each condo apartment offers residents a stunning panoramic view of the city, a private elevator, a grand terrace, and sparkling glass walls. Until recently, it also came with excessively leaky ductwork.

Buildings by Daman, Dubai: Cut duct leakage from 30% to 5% or less

Two overlapping towers; one 20 stories tall, filled with offices and hotel amenities. The second, 65 floors of deluxe apartments and an ultra - luxury hotel. 950,000 ft 2 in all, The Buildings by Daman is a shining star architectural achievement that lies at the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center, in the United Arab Emirates. The beauty of the building’s intertwining towers is matched only by the complexity of the massive duct system servicing the interconnected structure.

Haddon Hall: Solved problem with getting living spaces adequately heated in the winter and cooled in the summer and saved money

Haddon Hall was one of the first apartment buildings ever to be constructed in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Built in the 1890s, the structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and represents a significant part of the city’s architectural history. But for its new owners of what now serves as section 8 housing, Haddon Hall was a woefully inefficient building with costly energy bills. For its 200+ residents, the building, while charming, was inadequately heated in the winter and way too hot in the summer.

Northgate II Section 8 High-Rise: Saved $37,000 per year by reducing leakage

Owners of Northgate II, a Section 8 community in Camden, New Jersey, were looking to reduce energy costs associated with its 308-unit apartment high-rise. To receive upgrade funding through the State’s Multifamily Weatherization Assistance Program, they had to prove that upgrades would result in substantial energy savings and a payback period of ten years or less. Energy auditors brought in to evaluate and recommend an effective course of action specified changes be made to the building’s electrical and mechanical systems.