Controlled Air is part of a 50 million expansion at Dementia-focused LiveWell in the Plantsville section of Southington. LiveWell is a not-for-profit care provider that is solely focused on providing services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Its 8-acre campus features nursing, assisted living, and adult day facilities.
The new facility will add more assisted living beds and community services, to help support those with dementia who aim to stay at home longer. The project also will increase campus capacity from 133 to 141 residents.
Construction at the LiveWell campus started in 2022. The work is being done in phases, with three new facility buildings and modifications to the existing facility. The entire project is on track to be finished by mid-2024.
Controlled Air has installed multiple systems in three new facility buildings, including gas/electric Aaon rooftop units and make-up air units; two Lennox VRF systems with heat recovery in each of the new River Homes buildings with 15 to 16 ducted indoor units and multiple high wall units for each system; and 2 to 4 outdoor units ranging from 8 to 10 tons. Each new facility is equipped with a Johnson Controls FX building management system. The project has been work intensive with tight deadlines. Controlled Air assigned our senior project manager and foreman to make sure the deadlines are met with the quality that Controlled Air is known.
Lennox VRF® systems are a flexible solution that is ideal for a wide range of applications and commercial buildings. Lennox VRF makes customized comfort easy and efficient. Lennox VRF® Heat Recovery units offer simultaneous heating and cooling. The heat recovery process moves heat from spaces requiring cooling into spaces requiring heating, maximizing energy efficiency and occupant comfort.
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