Improving Energy Efficiency Through Full-Scale Sustainable Building Services

Building efficiency is critical for achieving ambitious building electrification and environmental sustainability goals as we build a carbon-free future. Our sustainable building services enable engineers, contractors and building owners and operators to significantly decrease energy use,  reduce emissions and costs, and bolster building efficiency.

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Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center Meets LEED & Passive House Standards

The Bloomberg Center in New York City embodies Cornell Tech’s commitment to innovation, environmental stewardship and building sustainability.

HIGHMARK designed, developed and implemented rainwater harvesting and intelligent stormwater management to increase building efficiency in the Bloomberg Center via water optimization and water filtration.

Cooling Tower Meets Historical Guidelines For Landmark Buildings

Through plume abatement and exterior dulling, HIGHMARK installed a Mesan cooling tower that met the stringent historical guidelines applied to all landmark buildings in New York City.
A charitable organization expanded its footprint in New York City’s Flatiron District by moving into an 11-story, 125,000-square-foot, historic building erected in 1930.

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Reinvented Aermec WWM Modular Chiller Transforms NYC Multifamily

The conventional chiller installed at a high-rise multifamily condominium in New York City had run the course of its useful life
and it was time for a replacement. However, many challenges existed, including tight equipment spaces, limited budgets, a short
timeline and sustainability concerns.

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Built-on-Site Pool Room Dehumidification System Realizes Major Savings

By utilizing the PoolPak® Build-on-Site™ installation program for pool-room dehumidification systems, HIGHMARK saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided construction costs. Working within an extremely tight space, HIGHMARK built on site a PoolPak® pool-room dehumidification system in a high-rise condo in the Upper East Side, New York…

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Cooling Tower Meets Historical Guidelines For Landmark Buildings

Cooling Tower Meets Historical Guidelines For Landmark Buildings

Through plume abatement and exterior dulling, HIGHMARK installed a Mesan cooling tower that met the stringent historical guidelines applied to all landmark buildings in New York City.
A charitable organization expanded its footprint in New York City’s Flatiron District by moving into an 11-story, 125,000-square-foot, historic building erected in 1930.

Enhance Building Energy Management with Complex HVAC Controls & Free Cooling

Enhance Building Energy Management with Complex HVAC Controls & Free Cooling

A global financial firm consolidated its practices into one location in Manahattan, which was considered to be critical infrastructure for trading operations.
To enhance building energy management and building efficiency, the space required complex and redundant equipment and HVAC controls for the chiller plant, which HIGHMARK helped develop and deploy.

Built-on-Site Pool Room Dehumidification System Realizes Major Savings

Built-on-Site Pool Room Dehumidification System Realizes Major Savings

By utilizing the PoolPak® Build-on-Site™ installation program for pool-room dehumidification systems, HIGHMARK saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided construction costs. Working within an extremely tight space, HIGHMARK built on site a PoolPak® pool-room dehumidification system in a high-rise condo in the Upper East Side, New York…

Natatorium Dehumidification

Poolrooms consisting of indoor swimming pools, also called natatoriums, suffer from excess moisture buildup when pool water is warmed to swimming temperatures. This moisture is full of indoor air contaminants, such as chlorine or bromine disinfectants, and can cause serious mold and mildew problems if not removed. Therefore, poolroom dehumidification is critical to protect people’s health and the integrity of a building’s infrastructure.

Wastewater Heat Recovery

Everyday, vast amounts of hot water are used once before being discarded down the drain. In the U.S., 350+ billion kilowatt-hours of energy are added annually to domestic potable water between point of building intake and exit. In North America and the E.U., 87+ billion gallons of wastewater are discharged down the sewers each day, which can replace 1.5 billion Mwh of natural gas consumption.

Aermec: Fan Coil Units

Units come with brushless inverter motors and are available in various set-ups depending on the installation position, with the possibility of being ducted as well. They have ABS fans with an impeller equipped with an accessible airfoil and scroll fins. This feature, combined with the presence of the inverter motor, gives the machine a net reduction in the noise level, as well as a reduction in the motor’s electrical consumption compared to traditional fans with a metal structure.

Natatorium Dehumidification

Poolrooms consisting of indoor swimming pools, also called natatoriums, suffer from excess moisture buildup when pool water is warmed to swimming temperatures. This moisture is full of indoor air contaminants, such as chlorine or bromine disinfectants, and can cause serious mold and mildew problems if not removed. Therefore, poolroom dehumidification is critical to protect people’s health and the integrity of a building’s infrastructure.

Thermax Vapor Absorption Cooling Systems

As a global leader in vapor absorption cooling systems, Thermax offers a wide range of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly absorption chillers. The chillers use steam, hot water, gas, exhaust gas and mixed fuels as an energy-source alternative to electricity-driven chillers, and Thermax provides many capacity options from 15 to 4,000 tons.

Insights

4 Reasons Why Hospitals Need Photocatalytic Oxidation To Fight MRSA

4 Reasons Why Hospitals Need Photocatalytic Oxidation To Fight MRSA

Fighting MRSA infections in hospitals starts with preventing the bacteria from spreading in the first place with Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) air-cleaning technology. Hospitals are increasingly challenged by rising patient infection rates, especially from hospital-acquired infections / healthcare associated infections (HAIs), such as…

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Heat-Pump Domestic Water Heaters

Heat-Pump Domestic Water Heaters

Heat-pump water heaters offer commercial and high-rise residential buildings in New York City an energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of heating domestic water. Conventional Water-Heating Systems are Inefficient. Heating water in New York City’s buildings can be expensive and harmful to the environment, especially if fossil-fuel…

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Four Steps to Controlling Legionella Growth in Cooling Towers

Four Steps to Controlling Legionella Growth in Cooling Towers

Taking these measures can prevent disease outbreaks such as Legionnaires’. No building should be making people sick; however, because of poor maintenance and cleaning efforts, the water in cooling towers has the ability to serve as the breeding ground for a variety of bacteria. One such bacterium is Legionella, the…

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Five Reasons Why Building Efficiency Matters

Five Reasons Why Building Efficiency Matters

Greater efficiency in the built environment curbs consumption, supports renewable energy and cuts costs. The built environment in the U.S. is extremely inefficient. Consider these facts: Buildings consume roughly 40 percent of the total energy used in the U.S. and more than 70 percent of the country’s electricity…

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Colmac White Paper

Colmac White Paper

Building Efficiency via Electrification of Domestic Water Heating – The Final Frontier of Sustainability Heat pumps are the only viable carbon-free solution for domestic water heating, and can help make NYC 80×50 goals a reality. The commercial and residential building sector consists of many structures that are inefficient with natural resources…

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SHARC Energy Systems Flyer

SHARC Energy Systems Flyer

PIRANHA™ Wastewater Heat Recovery System The PiranhaTM is a self-contained thermal energy recovery system specifically designed to heat domestic hot water by recovering energy contained in wastewater that would otherwise be lost down the drain. Benefits include: Delivers 80% of domestic hot water heating load, ROI in 4-7 years, Environmentally…

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News and Events

BuildingEnergy NYC 2019

BuildingEnergy NYC 2019

The NESEA BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 is a great showcase for solutions building electricifcation throughout the any builidng. For those of you who have attended our session: Tools for Electrification: EVs, Demand Response, Complete Air Barriers, and DHW, or met us at our booth, we thank you for your attendance.

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New York Geothermal Energy Organization Expo 2019 (NY-GEO)

New York Geothermal Energy Organization Expo 2019 (NY-GEO)

In North America, 350 billion Kwh worth of hot water are discarded annually through the drains. In North America and the EU, 87+ billion gallons of wastewater go down the sewers each day, which can replace 1.5 billion Mwh of natural gas consumption. How can wastewater’s thermal…

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ASPE New York 2019

ASPE New York 2019

American Society of Plumbing Engineers Expo 2019. The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention & Expo is dedicated to quality education, connections and experiences for those skilled in the design, specification and inspection of plumbing systems. Learn more about HIGHMARK at ASPE 2019.

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