Case Studies

Below you’ll find a collection of case studies, highlighting Airxchange® Energy Recovery Wheels in various applications. Providing detailed project details, as well as complex energy analysis, these case studies present the endless possibilities for our Energy Recovery Wheels to meet the needs of the complex and changing energy recovery markets, both from a new construction and preventative maintenance perspective.

Casino case study

Upping the Ante on Fresh Air Ventilation: Casino Reduces Ventilation Costs by Over $400,000 with Airxchange® Energy Recovery Technology

Casinos, with their 24/7 operating schedules and high levels of tobacco smoke and other indoor air contaminants, face a unique challenge to maintain optimum indoor air quality at an affordable cost.

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Vineland Veterans Home Upgrades Ventilation System to Maximize Energy Savings while Maintaining the Health and Safety of its Occupants

The Vineland Veterans Home, located in Vineland, New Jersey, is the state’s oldest veteran’s home, continually operating since 1899. The Vineland Home has provided services to New Jersey Veterans from every war or armed conflict since the Civil War.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Upgrades Energy Recovery Ventilation System

The Jersey Shore University Medical Center has expanded over the years to support its continuous growth, but their aging energy recovery ventilation system in the main medical building was underperforming and not providing optimum space conditions.

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Innovative Wheel Design Helps Wentworth Institute of Technology Reclaim Lost Energy Savings

After enduring 12 years of continuous operation, an existing six-foot diameter energy recovery wheel serving WIT's Huntington Avenue dormitory was beyond repair due to the limited ability to properly maintain it. With the combination of failed internal wheel bearings, plugged heat exchange media and loss of $5,000 in annual energy savings, the Wentworth's Facility team was tasked with seeking an economically feasible replacement solution.

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Anna Jaques Hospital uses Rebates and a Unique Design to Bring New Life to 40 Year old HVAC System

We replaced two inoperable energy recovery wheels that were between 30 and 40 years old. Airxchange® Energy Recovery Solutions was able to specify exact replacements that could be assembled inside the HVAC units, helping the entire HVAC system function as specified at a fraction of the cost of a complete system overhaul.

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House of Blues

House of Blues - Boston Music Venue Turns up the Volume on ERV Maintenance

With help from celebrity investors like Dan Aykroyd and Aerosmith, House of Blues has been an iconic franchise in live music since 1992. The popular Boston location that opened in 2009 next to Fenway Park is a prime spot for concerts and private events.

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Drury Hotel Brands find an ERV Partner for Replacement and Retrofit Projects

Fresh air is one of the many ways that Drury Southwest prioritizes guest comfort. They have an ongoing relationship with Airxchange®, using our energy recovery wheels to affordably ventilate each individual room in all of their newly constructed or renovated hotels. Airxchange® wheels can also be assembled onsite, which is helpful at the type of landmark urban buildings that Drury frequently turns into modern hotels.

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Rochester YMCAs Rely on Energy Recovery Ventilation for Affordable Fresh Air

This case study explores the various reasons that the Rochester YMCA continually uses Airxchange® as their ERV solution in renovations, energy retrofits, and new construction of pools and fitness centers.

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Cape Cod School Reduces Costs and Increases Comfort by Updating ERV System

The Facilities Director for a Massachusetts town went looking for an affordable replacement for two failed energy recovery wheels from another manufacturer. Fortunately [for the taxpayers], he found us; Airxchange® provided drop-in replacement wheels, plus on-site guidance to help the facilities team install the wheel inside of the HVAC unit. Lower utility bills, fresh air, healthy children . . . all in a day's work.

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Seagate Towers Wins Battle Against Humidity

Airxchange® was part of a condominium HVAC system retrofit in Del Ray Beach, Florida. ERV was added to an older building that was not initially designed to have the opposing airstreams so close to one another. This building is right on the coast and needs hardware that is durable and corrosion resistant. The new system had a rapid payback on utility bills, with a noticeable increase in occupant comfort.

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Energy Recovery Wheel Technology Supports Federal Facility Energy Reduction Goals

Beginning with the Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, and later with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, federal facilities were required to achieve a 30% reduction in energy use over the 2003 baseline building by the year 2015. I

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port st. lucie county school district

St. Lucie County School District Triples Ventilation Rates, Saves Energy, and Improves Humidity Control with Airxchange® Wheels

The St. Lucie County School District, located 40 miles north of Palm Beach on the east coast of Florida, was faced with the need to upgrade the HVAC systems in five school buildings.

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Providence School Meets 40% Energy Reduction Goal

A design directive to save on construction costs led this school to install a dual–temperature, two-pipe HVAC system. In contrast to the more common (and more expensive) four- pipe system, two-pipe systems cannot engage cooling coils to reduce humidity. The solution was to install Airxchange® energy recovery wheels containing a silica-gel desiccant for moisture transfer. Grade: A+.

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Innovative Nursing Home Saves Money With ERV

Airxchange® wheels were a part of this complete HVAC system retrofit. The result is a system that not only provides exceptional comfort and indoor air quality, it also dramatically reduces energy costs. And because it operates so efficiently, the system designers were able to specify smaller HVAC units, reducing first cost as well.

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Oakwood & Millennium Trail

Oakwood & Millennium Trail Long Term Care Facilities

Long term care facilities for the elderly provide unique heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) design challenges particularly when it comes to conditioning outdoor air ventilation loads. High levels of outdoor air ventilation designed to maintain proper indoor air quality for residents and staff adds to HVAC equipment size while year round 24/7 operation translates into significant annual HVAC operating costs.

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Florida School Cuts Outside Air Cooling Costs by 70%

For the developers of the Turtle River Montessori School, indoor air quality is a top priority. To satisfy their requirements, as well as their goal for energy efficiency, Airxchange® energy recovery wheels were immediately introduced into the design. The inclusion of the ERV system allowed the school to downsize its packaged HVAC units by 50% while maintaining the code-mandated supply of outdoor air. More savings, more healthy children.

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Airxchange® Keeping Applebee’s “Fresh” and Profitable

A typical Applebee’s restaurant requires two rooftop HVAC units to provide a comfortable, healthy indoor environment for their patrons. The restaurant chain incorporated Airxchange® energy recovery wheels into their rooftop design to create a more energy efficient HVAC system.

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New Rooftop Units with ERV Wheels Pays Big Dividends for Massachusetts High School

South High Community High School's 30-year-old HVAC system was in need of a serious upgrade. By replacing the system with 19 rooftop units containing Airxchange® energy recovery wheels, the school realized $60,000 in annual energy savings and significantly lowered CO2 emissions, all with improved air quality.

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Doherty Memorial High School Lowers Renovation First Cost and Saves Energy

Doherty Memorial High School set out to upgrade their entire HVAC system to reduce energy costs. By including the installation of ERVs with Airxchange® wheels, the school found that their first costs were also significantly reduced. The design reduced the outdoor air load on the system and allowed the school to save tens of thousands in new boiler costs by specifying lower capacity units that quickly paid for the added cost of the ERVs. The utility rebates that followed added to the great investment.

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Service Contractor Finds Success With Modular Replacement ERV Wheels

As one of the leading research universities in the United States, Georgia Tech has an ongoing commitment to sustainable design and architecture. At their Atlanta campus, the University has invested in advanced Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems to provide comfortable and energy efficient indoor environments for more than 23,000 enrolled students.

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Harley Davidson Tunes up 20-Year-Old Energy Recovery Ventilation System

Milwaukee, WI: After over 20 years of reliable operation, the energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system serving Harley Davidson's corporate headquarters was due for an upgrade.

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