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Architectural Institute of America (AIA)

  • Project Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Owner/Client: Architectural Institute of America (AIA)
  • Project Description:

The Architectural Institute of America San Antonio Chapter had to choose an air conditioning system for its new facility. The system needed to be technologically advanced, flexible and efficient enough to qualify for a LEED GOLD certification. DXS was chosen as basis of design on owner recommendation to help complete all the project goals. Twenty-four tons of Daikin VRV/VRF systems were provided with a mixture of ducted and ductless fan coil units.

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Non-Profit Key Considerations

Unlike other markets, buildings in the non-profit sector don’t fit into a tidy framework. They might be professional office buildings, multi-family structures, former city or county offices or even an old school. Rather than a structural or user challenge , the need to reduce operating costs and renovate existing buildings remains consistent with our non-profit clients.  We appreciate their budget constraints and work with them to install and maintain VRF air conditioning systems that offer superior AC and heating while keeping their energy bills low.

Key Considerations

  • Energy efficient system lowers on-going energy costs
  • Opportunity to reduce overall building construction cost
  • Energy and cost models that can help secure grants and government funding
  • DXS onsite at five key junctures:  onsite training prior to installation, quality control checks during installation, during start-up, 30 days after commissioning for building owner verification, and ongoing training for staff
  • Fast, dependable service and maintenance support after installation
  • Complete inventory of parts and equipment stocked locally