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Damuth Services
1100 Cavalier Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23323
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In planning for the new facility, design goals included such priorities as energy efficiency, indoor air quality, occupant comfort and ease of maintenance.  To help achieve efficiency, a Trane dual-compressor chiller and a Modular Climate Changer air handler were chosen for air conditioning.  Chilled water is delivered to the air handling system via a variable flow pumping system that includes a plate/frame waterside heat exchanger for free cooling during winter months.  Further energy savings are provided by variable frequency drives on both a cooling tower fan and an air handler.  Occupants benefit from the quiet Trane vertical Q fan and sound-attenuating discharge plenum.

Both parallel and series VAV boxes are included in the variable air volume system, which features an innovative duct design using plenum return air while in the cooling mode and ducted return air while in the heating mode.  The Coanda effect allows Trane linear slot diffusers to distribute conditioned air to office spaces most effectively. A desiccant makeup air unit and gas/electric humidifiers provide humidity control.

A Tracer Summit building management system controls the HVAC system and building lighting and continuously monitors CO2 levels to ensure a healthy and comfortable work environment.

Damuth reports, "We will use our new building and the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings to demonstrate to our customers the advantages of using these building design concepts.  In using our building as a benchmark, customers can see the advantages of using Trane systems following well-thought design concepts."

Damuth can assist customers in implementing all stages of the building upgrade process, from lighting to controls, equipment tune-up and replacement, to managing the entire project.  Following upgrades, select building types may qualify for the ENERGY STAR Label for Buildings.





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Damuth Associates II, LLC or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Damuth Associates II, LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2001 (83)
2002 (82)
2003 (76)
2004 (84)
2005 (83)
2006 (82)
2011 (86)
2014 (78)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 50380 sf

Year Constructed: 1998

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:

For More Info:
Clint Damuth
Chesapeake, VA 23451