The River Road project is a new construction office complex. They wanted to provide comfort, efficiency and temperature management to all office locations. It was a custom design build project in which Controlled Air, Inc. performed all calculations and engineering required. We installed a VRF system  with variable speed  compressors for heating and cooling on…

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In this video our president, Vin Chiocchio spoke at the Executive Energy Summit about energy efficient equipment, energy modeling and ways to finance upgrades . He spoke along side Elena Cahil, President of Globele and Alex Discepolo of Globele Advisors. This is the second executive energy summit held, with the information being updated based on…

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The Executive Energy Summit is the second event this year which covers energy efficient technologies and their impact on your business environment. There will be multiple speakers including Vin Chiocchio, which will cover a variety of topics that will help you make informed decisions about upgrades to your building environment. The Executive Energy Summit is…

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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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On January 25, 2018, Vin Chiocchio joined with globelé Energy for the Executive Energy Summit. In this three hour long event 4 speakers in the energy field spoke about a variety of topics to educate about energy efficiency for commercial buildings. The Executive Energy Summit was prepared especially for executive management professionals to assist in…

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We planned, designed, managed and installed one complete Lennox VRF system at Bates Hall, a historically recognized building on the campus of University of Bridgeport. This system was chosen due to the lack of space provided and the exceptional zoning capabilities it provides the customer. This system has the ability to heat and cool at the…

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This is just a quick summary of some funding available in energy efficiency for both large scale and small scale projects: C-PACE Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is an innovative program that is helping commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners access affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings. C-PACE allows building…

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Variable frequency drives are a system for controlling the revolutions per minute in an electric motor. It is a type of adjustable speed drive that can be added to any in industrial, OEM, and HVAC motor driven system. They can be used in conjunction with control pumps, fans, Condenser fans, air handler motors, HVAC fans, and cooling…

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Cogeneration also called CHP or combined Heat and Power is an integrated energy system that can create heat as well as electricity. It is extremely energy efficient and has a high Return-On-Investment. There are also some wonderful tax incentives out there, as well as a few low interest loans & grants. We have spoken about…

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It is confusing at best trying to keep up with all the new legislation that is going on in the government. Some things say they are trying to increase spending and funding for energy efficiency and the next cutting it. Currently there are a few major items that are being decided on that will have…

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Changes in 2011 for Incentives & Rebates With the Economy being what it is, Connecticut made some changes to the rebates and incentives available for green energy funding. Also the utilities made some changes as well. We do our best to stay up to date about all these so that we can make recommendations to…

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