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Chabad House

  • Project Location: Austin, TX
  • Owner/Client: Chabad House
  • Project Description:

The Chabad House, a Jewish student organization at the University of Texas, recently constructed a new building for its headquarters. The house serves as a place of gathering for Jewish students to socialize in a home-like setting. Due to its unpredictable occupancy at any given time, the HVAC system needed the flexibility to vary the loads. As the basis of design, DXS provided four Daikin VRV-S systems with ductless wall mount fan coils to create an efficient and flexible system.

Chabad House 1

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