ADDITIONAL MARKETS

For a wide range of building types that include libraries, hotels and religious facilities, Elara’s diverse expertise and experience allows us to deliver innovative, energy efficient, practical solutions that are as unique to the building as they are to the specific needs of each client.

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Indian Trails Public Library, Wheeling IL
  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
  • Renovated building and added new addition to use approximately 40-50% less energy than typical library building
  • New energy efficient systems incorporated a geothermal heating and cooling system utilizing water source heat pumps

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Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elmhurst IL
  • Identified and implemented significant energy and maintenance savings opportunities through conversion of the existing heating system from steam to hot water
  • Significantly improved occupant comfor

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Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington IL
  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
  • Improved boiler efficiency and overall heating plant performance
  • Utilized existing secondary piping network and reused existing pipe mains to minimize project cost

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Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glen Ellyn IL
  • Major HVAC Systems Master Plan to improve occupant comfort, replace outdated equipment, and reduce the total cost of ownership
  • Three prioritization categories addressed the most critical needs, preserved existing equipment, and identified future considerations
  • Design engineer for phased interior renovations in multiple areas

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First Unitarian Church of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • Approximately $8,688 in annual energy savings achieved through conversion of the central heating plant from steam to hot water
  • Significantly improved occupant comfort

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Indian Trails Public Library – Solar Photovoltaic System, Wheeling IL
  • System design enables onsite use of all generated power at all times
  • Installed system was within budget of $100,000 EBSCO grant previously awarded to library

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Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans LA
  • Chiller replacements projected to achieve $116,000 in annual utility cost savings
  • Design solution to minimize impacts on life safety, hotel functionality, and building damage from flooding
  • Identified incentive funding from local utilities

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Hilton Washington Hotel Boiler Conversion/Upgrade
  • Due to size and location of existing boilers, recommended boiler conversion from medium to low pressure
  • Conversion reduced operating costs by eliminating need for stationary engineers 24/7/365

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