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FEATURE

geothermal hvac

The Bottleworks Loft Condominium building is an
adaptive-reuse facility that uses a newly renovated
geothermal heating and cooling system to condition
air for the common areas and each of the residences.
All photos: Gary L. Parr

From Root Beer To
Geothermal Efficiency
A renovated 20-yr.-old geothermal HVAC system in the Bottleworks Loft Condominiums building
is providing efficient, high-quality indoor air for its residents.
Jay Egg, Egg Geothermal

B

y the time construction started on the upgrades

they had every intention of meeting that deadline.

and looks much the same today. A big draw to the building

to the geothermal heating and cooling system at

The Bottleworks Building, which is listed on the Na-

in those days was the soft-drink bottling process that took

Bottleworks Loft Condominiums in Cedar Rap-

tional Registry of Historic Places, started life as the Weaver

place on the street level of the warehouse. Wide-eyed kids

ids, IA, the Bottleworks Owners Association (BOA) mem-

Witwer Grocery warehouse and Life Beverage Bottleworks.

and adults alike were drawn to the fast-paced action going

bers and the contractor had about four months left to finish

In 1945, plans were unveiled to replace the Monroe Ele-

on inside, watching bottles of soda brands such as Life

the project before the sunset of the 30% Federal tax credits

mentary School building, which had been converted to a

Cola, Red Rock Cola, and the well-known Hires Root Beer

at the end of 2016. The BOA had a hefty sum of money

warehouse some years earlier, for the Weaver Witwer Gro-

fly by on the conveyors.

allocated to upgrading the historic mixed-use building, and

cery Co. The replacement building was completed in 1946,

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

The Architects
Building Focus: Hospitality
Providing Healthcare Underfoot
Prescription For Healthcare Surfaces
Interiors Products
Upgraded Hot-Water System Satisfies Tenants
Making The Grade With HVAC Upgrades
Bathrooms Highlight Hotel Renovation
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Performing Arts Centers Bolster Communities
Hotel Roofs Frame Canadian Rockies View
Masonry Delivers Sheriff's Office Presence
Exteriors Products
Light Fixtures Transform Resort Courtyard
Lighting & Electrical Products
Taking Control At San Francisco International
The Ins and Outs Of Multi-Tenant Parking
Windows & Doors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Cover2
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - The Architects
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Building Focus: Hospitality
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Providing Healthcare Underfoot
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Prescription For Healthcare Surfaces
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Interiors Products
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Upgraded Hot-Water System Satisfies Tenants
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Making The Grade With HVAC Upgrades
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Bathrooms Highlight Hotel Renovation
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Performing Arts Centers Bolster Communities
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Hotel Roofs Frame Canadian Rockies View
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Masonry Delivers Sheriff's Office Presence
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - 60
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Exteriors Products
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Light Fixtures Transform Resort Courtyard
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Taking Control At San Francisco International
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Commercial Architecture April 2017 - 73
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - The Ins and Outs Of Multi-Tenant Parking
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - 75
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - 77
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - 78
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture April 2017 - Portfolio
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