The River House at Mohawk Harbor
HEA designed the M/E/P systems for this new 295,000 SF, six story mixed-use building . The building includes retail and restaurant spaces on the first floor and 207 apartments on floors two through six, as well as an underground parking garage. HEA’s work included all building utilities as well as HVAC, exhaust, normal and emergency power distribution, lighting, plumbing and fire alarm systems associated with each of the building’s apartments, common areas and shell spaces. HEA also provided M/E/P fit-up designs for several of the building’s restaurant tenants.
MA Dept. of Housing & Community Development
HEA is an approved M/E/P consultant under MA DHCD’s “House Doctor” Program, which allows housing authorities to obtain assistance with various capital improvement projects. Assignments have included over 25 HVAC, domestic hot water, fire alarm, temperature control, and normal and emergency power systems for 19 housing authorities.
Highland Woods Senior Housing (Net Zero Capable)
HEA designed the M/E/P systems for the Highland Woods Senior Housing project, a new 40-unit apartment complex in Williamstown, MA. As net zero-capability was a primary goal, HEA’s design included individual heat pumps to heat and cool each apartment as well as a high-efficiency Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system to condition the common spaces. Energy recovery ventilation equipment was also specified, as were high-efficiency condensing water heaters and low flow plumbing fixtures. To further enhance energy efficiency, LED lighting and occupancy sensors were included as well as provisions for a rooftop-mounted photovoltaic system to provide on-site green power generation capability.
Ida Yarbrough Apartments
HEA recently designed M/E/P systems for four new NYSHCR-funded affordable housing buildings: one seven-story mid-rise, one low-rise and two scattered site buildings (76 units total). M/E/P systems were designed per Enterprise Green Community Guidelines. Apartments in the scattered sites are equipped with a high-efficiency combination water heater/boiler and fan coil units (FCUs), while the mid-rise apartments are served by FCUs connected to central boiler and chiller plants. Energy recovery ventilation and central exhaust systems are also included. Energy Star-rated equipment was specified.
HEA designed complete HVAC and electrical distribution system renovations for a 21-story senior living facility owned by the Troy Housing Authority. The main challenge was maintaining building occupancy during construction, which was complicated by the fact that all of the building’s tenants were senior citizens, many with special assisted living requirements and mobility issues. Maintaining safe means of egress, maintaining existing building utilities and noise mitigation were all obstacles that were successfully overcome by carefully planned construction phasing.