Park Forest Apartment

Property Details: Located in Jackson, Michigan it is an affordable, senior housing facility. 

Products Installed:

  • (18) Robur natural gas-fired heat pumps (121% AHRI rated heating efficiency)
  • (4) Robur natural gas Heat Recovery Chillers 
  • Intellihot iQ 1001

Contractor: William E. Walter 

The original building mechanical systems had not been updated for more than 20 years. The heating and cooling systems consisted of 22 gas-fired absorption chillers with gas hydronic boilers, all distributed on the building roof. The equipment age and ongoing maintenance was making occupant comfort a primary concern. The existing configuration made the systems vulnerable to outage by the failure of a single component. This caused them to receive pressure from the federal congressman that represents their area to update the equipment. A year after installing the new systems, the facility was nominated for a Governor's Energy Excellence Award as the systems saved them over $22,000 in electric and natural gas costs and cutting their natural gas usage by 31% from the previous year and their electricity usage by 52% from the previous year. 

We have worked with Performance Engineering Group going on 20 years now. Over the years, we have installed over 200 pieces of their equipment. They have been very easy to work with and have always given us great service. Mary Marble, Marble Mechanical Service, LLC