vertical riser heat-exchanger fan-coil units and water source heat
pumps to maximize comfort, cut costs, and minimize customer
More and more,
owners of hotels and motels are facing a problem quite common with
older buildings. It is time to bring these buildings up to modern
standards? How much renovation and modernization will be necessary
to keep an acceptable rate of occupancy?
Buildings of the
50's were, of course, designed with then contemporary equipment and
features of the period. Since energy was cheap, there were few
energy-conservation concerns; windows were single pane and most
often air conditioning systems consisted of recessed units directly
under the windows.
years, energy costs have escalated and other major maintenance
problems have worsened. Windows in older buildings are developing
water leaks and exterior brick walls show the need for refurbishing.
In addition, as new air-conditioned buildings go up, competition for
tenants becomes stiffer.