ThermaClear plays key role in Phoenix pursuit of carbon neutral city
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
ECM Technologies has completed the first treatment phase of the HVAC equipment through the Phoenix Fire Department — a key tenet of the recently approved $2.5 million municipal contract.
The Phoenix-based company recently completed ThermaClear treatment of Fire Department properties including station houses, command centers, FD headquarters, training facilities, a 911 call center, and special operations and resource facilities, according to a press release.
In 2016, Phoenix established its 2050 goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city. The use of innovative technology such as ThermaClear, representatives of the brand contend, will be key to achieving the goal.
“It was extremely important to us that we treated the fire department properties first given that our wonderful firefighters and first responders literally live and breathe in these buildings 24/7,” said ECM Technologies Managing Director David Fenton, in a prepared statement.
“Ensuring that their comfort cooling and air quality is sustained at the highest level is not only gratifying, but it’s also rewarding knowing we are playing a major role in the environmental recovery conditions every time they return from performing their duties.”
Mr. Fenton points out he has been hands-on with city of Phoenix facilities.
“I was personally involved with most of these treatment installations and had the pleasure of interacting with many fire department personnel of all ranks,” added Mr. Fenton. “At almost every location, the number one complaint expressed was about being able to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature. ThermaClear will significantly aid in achieving this.”
Over the past two weeks, 265 HVAC units, including direct expansion (DX), split systems and water-cooled chillers, have been treated across Phoenix fire department properties, resulting in 1,577 total tons of equipment treated. The single treatment of ThermaClear will last the life of the equipment, improve HVAC efficiency by 15-20% and offer a payback period of 12 to 36 months.
“We were thrilled that ECM Technologies selected Crawford Mechanical Services to handle the ThermaClear installations across the City of Phoenix Fire Department HVAC equipment. The simplicity of the one-time installation process was impressive, and it was a pleasure working with the ECM Technologies personnel,” said Dan Krueger, director of sales and business development for Crawford Mechanical Services. “We look forward to introducing our clients to the benefits of ThermaClear, especially given their increased interest in sustainability.”
Prior to being awarded the Phoenix contract, ECM Technologies conducted extensive pilot programs on a variety of operational buildings, including the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University, Signature Flight Support, ISS Facilities Services and Transwestern High-rise (Miami).