Marcellus Schools

Kalamazoo Mechanical Inc. performed the HVAC and plumbing installation on the above project. The project consisted of a new gym addition and renovation of the HS and ES.  The heating and cooling needs of the buildings are served by 8 modular air handling units with split air conditioners. The heating boilers and pumps at the ES were replaced with new hi efficiency units. The temperature controls system was replaced by a web based system by Havel Brothers.

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HopCat

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. installed the new HVAC system at the new HopCat facility in Kalamazoo. This project consisted of the renovation of a 100 year old wood structure building. The HVAC system included three York gas-fired packaged rooftop units to serve the buildings heating and cooling needs. The kitchen was served by a heating and cooling make up air unit and exhaust fans for their kitchen hoods. The indoor climate was controlled by Honeywell wifi thermostats.

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Am Todd

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Cass Library

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. worked with Byce engineering and performed a complete HVAC upgrade on the existing 15,000 sq ft library. The (4) existing air handling units and existing boiler were completely removed. The air handlers were replaced with new Trane units and were provided with variable frequency drives for low noise operation, they were also outfitted with electric steam humidifiers as the humidity in the library is crucial to maintaining the books condition. The boiler was replaced with two high efficiency lochinvar condensing boilers to give the library redundancy to ensure operation during the cold Michigan winters. KMI performed the control work on this project and outfitted the building with new standalone controls for the boilers and air handling units.

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South Haven Court House

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. performed a complete HVAC upgrade on the existing 20,000 sq ft courthouse in South Haven MI. The existing air handling unit, air conditioning, heating water pumps, and vav boxes were all removed and replaced with new. KMI partnered with Automated Logic to perform the web based temperature controls work.

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TRMI Battle Creek

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. performed the complete HVAC and Plumbing on the 80,000SF TRMI expansion in Battle Creek MI. The buildings’ heating and cooling needs are served by (8) packaged heating and cooling RTUs. The dock doors were served by the air curtains to temper the air infiltration from constantly open dock doors. KMI partnered with Control Solutions Inc to perform the web based temperature controls work which was tied into the facilities existing system.

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Kalamazoo Public Schools – Northgate

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Kalamazoo Public Schools – Maple Street

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Whirlpool Corporate Hangar

 

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. Performed the HVAC work at the new 22,000 square foot aircraft hangar built to house Whirlpool Corporations private jet. The buildings ventilation needs are served by a series of large industrial wall fans and motorized intake louvers. The heating needs are served by an in-floor radiant heat system fed from two lochinvar 400,000 BTU condensing boilers. KMI partnered with control solutions to install a new DDC controls system, and tie into Whirlpool’s existing system, allowing Whirlpool’s maintenance staff to view and make changes to their HVAC system from their computers.

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Newell Rubbermaid

 

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. performed the HVAC work at the new 40,000 SF R&D facility for Newell Rubbermaid in Kalamazoo. The buildings HVAC is served by 7 high efficiency gas fired Aaon packaged heating and cooling RTUs. The RTUs are ducted through exposed spiral ductwork. The perimeter of the building is served by electric wall panels and electric finned tube to take the chill off the large glass windows. KMI partnered with Control Net LLC to provide a new DDC controls system to manage the buildings HVAC systems. This system allows Rubbermaid’s maintenance staff to view and change set points from their facilities in Atlanta, GA.

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New Buffalo Public Library

 

KMI Performed the HVAC and plumbing on the new 17,000 square foot New Buffalo Public Library. The buildings HVAC is served by two high efficiency 20-ton split system air handling units; as well as two high efficiency 300,000 BTU condensing boilers. Each room in the library is served by a variable air volume box or radiant ceiling panel to give each room precise control of the temperature in the space. KMI partnered with Johnson Controls to install a new DDC temperature controls system. This system allows the library management to monitor and make changes to the system from their computers.

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General Mills

 

KMI performed the HVAC and plumbing work at the new 150,000 SF cold storage warehouse for General Mills in Kalamazoo. The buildings office HVAC needs are served with 3 packaged heating and cooling RTUs, the maintenance and machine rooms are served by a heating only Make up air unit with matching exhaust fan. The machine room is also equipped with an emergency ammonia ventilation system consisting of three 13,000 CFM exhaust fans and matching intake louvers. The pluming consisted of a large gang bathroom and locker room in the offices, as well as general building plumbing for the rest of the building. KMI installed a Honeywell Redlink controls system for the office HVAC system allowing the facilities managers to monitor and adjust their set points via their computers or smart phones.

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Coloma Schools

Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. performed the HVAC and plumbing work for the Coloma school district in the summer of 2013. The HVAC work involved ductwork and diffuser replacements at the junior high and middle school, as well as a new HVAC system for the 20,000 SF elementary school addition. The new addition was served by 12 new gas fired packaged heating and cooling RTUs. The plumbing work involved new gang bathrooms at the middle school, science lab work at the junior high, and a new system at the elementary school addition. KMI partnered with Honeywell as they performed the district wide building management system upgrades in accordance with the Honeywell energy management audit. All buildings were upgraded with DDC controls on the HVAC allowing the facilities management to view and make changes to the building set points from their computers.
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Interact

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Nature Center

The Nature center 2013 summer constructions projects included the construction of a new 4000 sq ft preschool and the renovation of their 5,000 square foot summer camp barn. Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. completed the HVAC and plumbing for both the new preschool and camp. Both projects incorporated a boiler and radiant heat system. The preschool incorporated split-system air conditioners for their cooling needs. Both building are controlled by programmable thermostats.

A challenge that was presented in both projects was the aggressive three month construction schedule so that school could start promptly in the fall and camp could open in the summer.

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Christian Life Center


Kalamazoo Mechanical, Inc. installed the complete HVAC package at the new Christian life center in Ijamesville, MD. The CLC is a 60,000 square foot church and worship center. This facilities heating and cooling needs are served by a total of 17 air-cooled heat pump systems. Kalamazoo Mechanical worked closely with the mechanical engineer on this project to design a system that would meet the varied needs of the facility. A challenge that Kalamazoo Mechanical faced with this church, similar to all churches, is the changing demands on the HVAC system though out the week, going from vacant to completely occupied in a matter of minutes. In these circumstances the HVAC system needs to respond accordingly, Kalamazoo Mechanical installed a total of 6 packaged heat pump systems in the sanctuary to work together to meet the demands. It was important for this congregation to be able to monitor and control their HVAC systems remotely but the cost of a full building automation system was a concern. KMI installed a Honeywell RedLINK controls system that is cost effective and gives remote monitoring and control from any computer or smart phone.

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Hark Orchids


Hark Orchids, a German-based company, expanded in United States by building a new 30,000 square-foot facility in Kalamazoo, MI. Kalamazoo Mechanical performed the complete HVAC system work in this new facility. The system included energy recovery units, chillers, blower coil units, boilers, unit heaters, radiant tubing and a Liebert precision cooling unit. These systems served as the heating, cooling, and ventilation needs of this high-performance facility. The building was controlled by a web-based ddc control system. One of the major challenges in this project included insuring the complete climate stabilization before the facility was online, as this was very crucial to the orchid seeds that would be germinated there. Kalamazoo Mechanical worked closely with Control Net, LLC  in ensuring the climate stability as the inventories worth was estimated in the millions.

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Ziegler Honda

Kalamazoo Mechanical performed the complete HVAC scope of work on the new Ziegler Honda dealership on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  This was a design-build project in which Kalamazoo Mechanical worked closely with Classic Engineering in Grand Rapids from the design phase to completion.  The dealership received gas fired rooftop units for the showroom, offices and customer lounge areas. The service bays, stock rooms and oil change areas were outfitted with gas piping, unit heaters and make-up air units for heating.  These areas also received exhaust systems to meet the demanding code requirements of these building classifications.

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Gull Lake Middle School

The Gull Lake Middle School Project involved a large scale renovation of the HVAC system on a tight, inflexible timeline.  The, highly aggressive, eight-week schedule involved demolition of the existing ceiling diffusers in each class room and the removal of two existing rooftop units to make way for the new equipment.  Each of the fifty classrooms received new variable air velocity diffusers, and two new 100-ton rooftop units to serve the cooling and ventilation needs of the school.  Kalamazoo Mechanical coordinated many aspects of the installation with the equipment supplier, Carrier Corporation, to meet the immovable deadline so that students would be able to return to their classrooms on schedule.

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Severn, MD

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