Client: Metal Container Corporation
Project: Production & Warehouse HVAC Systems Upgrade
Floor Area: 185,000 sf
Construction Schedule: 10 months
Prime Contractor (direct to owner)
Full-time on-site Project Manager
Managed Subcontractors, Designers
Engineer of Record
$315,000 per year
Three-year simple payback on installation, controls, equipment
The work environment (air quality and temperature) of the plant was unsatisfactory due to antiquated and inefficient HVAC systems.
Wiegmann performed an energy audit and engineered a new HVAC system using Tower Tech cooling towers to capitalize on the low wet bulb (dry air) conditions in Colorado. The long-lasting, low- maintenance fiberglass towers provide cool water, which was utilized in conjunction with indirect cooling coils in make-up air units to condition the plant. We reduced winter heating requirements by managing the extreme heat generated by the production process through strategically located make-up air units and exhaust fans.
This project resulted in annual energy savings and improved efficiencies in the production process due to uniform, consistent temperatures throughout the plant.