Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 45

PROJECT

hvac

Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At
Ronald McDonald House

On-site co-generation provides the heating,
cooling, and DHW loads while supplying 95%
of the building's power needs.

HELPING YOU
HARNESS THE
POWER OF RAIN

™

THE GARDEN ROOF
ASSEMBLY

®

INTRODUCED OVER
20 YEARS AGO,
PROVIDING:
stormwater management solutions
reduce
retain
delay
extended roof longevity
additional usable space
full assembly warranty
Ronald McDonald House New York is the charity's flagship location. With a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries, the New York
City location is the largest facility of its type in the world.

W

hat began in 1974 as a McDonald's

Services Inc., Islip, NY, the specialized, 30-person me-

Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to

chanical company that partnered with Rochester-based

help families with sick children is today

MEP engineering firm, Energy Concepts, for the design/

a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 coun-

build retrofit that materialized in 2014. Energy Concepts

tries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in

also has a NYC office. "As a non-profit organization, the

Philadelphia, was meant to serve as a "home away from

project's payback and sustainability were equally import-

home" for families spending time in the city for their

ant as the initial cost," said Beyer.

child's cancer treatment.

Learn more today at
hydrotechusa.com/power-of-rain

Beyer worked with Chris Cafer, associate and senior

More than 35 years later, that focus remains; each

mechanical engineer at Energy Concepts to design and

house is a comfortable, safe haven in close proximity to

install new systems at RMH. Energy Concepts and Inte-

pediatric medical care. The New York City location is

grated have LEED and CSBA (Certified Sustainable

the largest facility of its type in the world.

Building Advisor) accredited professionals on staff, and

NYC's Ronald McDonald House New York, located

were early adopters of CHP (combined heat and power)

on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is unique because it is

-or cogeneration-technology. Decades of experience

near 19 cancer-treatment and major medical centers. The

would ultimately lead to a solution that surpassed facili-

13-story brick building provides temporary housing to as

ty-managers' expectations of comfort and sustainability.

many as 84 families and was built in 1989. Though living

"From the inception of this project, the goal was to

space within the 70,000-sq.-ft. structure is modern, the

better serve children and families battling cancer," said

systems that served it were original until recently.

Mel Farrell, BSEE, chief engineer at RMH New York.

"The boiler and chillers were past their life cycle,"

"As such, we hand selected the team who would move it

said Ike Beyer, owner of Integrated HVAC Systems and

forward. Energy Concepts has designed over 80 cogene-

© 2017 Garden Roof is a registered trademark of American Hydrotech, Inc.
Harness the Power of Rain is a trademark of American Hydrotech, Inc.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 4
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 5
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 6
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 7
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 9
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 11
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Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 14
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 15
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 16
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 17
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Local Atmosphere
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 19
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 20
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 21
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 22
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 26
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 41
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 56
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 58
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 61
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover4
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