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Heart 9/11

Vin Chiocchio was contacted by Gregg & Weis Architects who was working with HEART 9/11, a charitable organization made up of a team of first responders – FDNY, NYPD, PAPD and the NYC Building Trades – that bonded in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 to honor the sacrifices of brave colleagues, veterans and family members.…

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West Haven Veterans Museum

The West Haven Veterans Museum located on Terrace Street in West Haven was built to honor then men and women who have served our Country in time of conflict and natural disaster. The museum’s goal is to focus on patriots from Connecticut and to show they survived. They are a non-profit organization that tries to…

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Geothermal, Ground Source Heat

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pump tax credits were recently reinstated for the current tax year through Jan. 1, 2022. The tax credit applies to residential and commercial installations of Ground Source Heat Pumps. Ground source heating is a renewable and reliable source of heat. The earth absorbs the suns energy and at a depth of 6…

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New England Air Museum Building Design Complications

From Johnson Air-Rotation HVAC Systems “DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPLICATIONS The New England Air Museum had not been air conditioned until it underwent a massive re-model which replaced the current heating system and added air conditioning to the buildings. Originally, the heating and air conditioning was designed for ground mounted units with duct work, since the…

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Preparing For Storm Season

Hurricane Straps/Clips Hurricane straps are designed to secure a rooftop unit to a roof curb. By doing this, the rooftop unit is more likely to withstand high wind gusts, thereby reducing the chance of the unit separating from the roof curb and causing damage to other equipment, people or the building itself.   The strap/clip…

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