An Apollo Mechanical Project
Inventrix Engineering Inc., Project Engineer – Mike Barrett, Senior Project Manager – Jeff Burpee, CHC Sales Engineer
About The Location
This project was a 403,300 Sq Ft, 19 Story building, with 185 rooms. This building is a combination 4 star hotel in one wing and a 371 unit apartment complex in the other wing. The amazing structure holds a full restaurant and bar, upscale coffee shop, a fitness center and spa, indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor seating area on level 19 of both the hotel and apartment wings with scenic views of Mount Rainier and Seattle Skyline.
Equipment Space -vs- Building Needs
With such a large building that includes housing and hotel in one, there was a need for lots of great, high efficiency equipment. The challenge? Space confinements, that varied through out the mechanical rooms.
The solution? FlowTherm packaged systems, using Intellihot Tankless Water Heaters, eliminating the need for multiple storage tanks. This solution saved space as well as covered the need of the building.
Selling The Right Solution
Getting buy in to move to the tankless heating solution over volume heating with storage was the next hurdle in this massive project. After discussions and going over the benefits the solution was approved with the addition of an added Intellihot IQ unit in each building wing for good measure.
5 Is The Magic Number
A total of 5 FlowTherm Systems Packages were installed on this project, successfully meeting the needs of this giant, complex project. This included a Triplex booster to serve both apartment and hotel wings water, with individual hydropneumatic tanks installed on the domestic water skids for each wing.