AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME

 

BACKGROUND
 

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.

 

BENEFITS

 

  • 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.


CHALLENGES

 

• 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.


 

SOLUTIONS

 

• Thermographic evaluation.

• Building Management System improvements.

• Air leak sealing.

• Variable frequency drives.

 

LIFE-CYCLE SAVINGS

 

$359,552

112 West 34th Street  |  18th Floor  |  New York, NY 10120

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