AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME
Amsterdam Nursing Home, located at 1060 Amsterdam Ave, is a senior nursing home who benefit from regular short and long-term care. The building has 15 floors and is over 40 years old. Major challenges for Amsterdam Nursing Home included:
First year of Local Law 87 compliance, so requirements were still in fluid state.
Facility contained HVAC equipment approaching the end of its useful life.
Occupants were accustomed to very comfortable temperatures year-round.
HOW GEATAIN ENGINEERING HELPED
Geatain Engineering carried out following steps to identify savings:
Reviewed mechanical and electrical system design, installed condition, maintenance practices and record-keeping.
Prepared breakdown of total energy use from diverse sources to individual equipment components.
Compared key operating parameters to design standards.
Brainstormed several thoughtful and innovative solutions.
Reviewed measures with operation manager and staff to select most practical solutions with maximum return.
Provided comprehensive Local Law 87 compliance.
Introduced several means to better seal building entrances.
Streamlined operating procedures to free up staff for other occupant related tasks.
Measures helped to increase occupant comfort.
• Early compliance with NYC's Local Law 87 in first year of eligibility.
• Studied complicated HVAC infrastructure to determine if design specifications and local codes were met.
• Thermographic evaluation.
• Building Management System improvements.
• Air leak sealing.
• Variable frequency drives.