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    Energy Air, Inc. was recently presented with a Horizon Award for the company’s work at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    The Associated General Contractors (AGC) presented the award to Energy Air at its annual Horizon Awards dinner and banquet at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on February 27, 2010.

    A total of 22 awards were given out in varying categories. Energy Air was the recipient for the award given to a subcontractor for a project greater than $1 million dollars.

    The company performed the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) scope for the project including providing 4,300 tons of chilled water cooling handled by nine Carrier built-up air handler units, 535 fan coil units, two large chilled water pumps and two hot water pumps, a smoke evacuation system and an elaborate building control system.

    Energy Air is very proud to receive this type of recognition for this project, according to David Kulp, executive vice president for Energy Air.

    “This was a challenging project in that Disney has very strict requirements,” said Kulp. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work on such an esteemed project and are honored to be recognized for our efforts with such a prestigious award.”

    The Horizon Awards tradition recognizes excellence in construction projects completed by general contractors, subcontractors and supplier firms who are members of the greater Florida chapter. According to AGC of Greater Florida, the award stands as a testament to each member’s skill, integrity, hard work, ingenuity and commitment that go into every construction project.

    Energy Air’s team was recognized for the ability to rise to the challenge of a demanding job. This project also enabled Energy Air to perfect the layout on a radiused, C-shaped building. Inspections occurred multiple times each day to maintain project flow and schedule. The commissioning was extensive and was performed and completed by achieving, verifying and documenting the performance of the facility to meet the operational criteria of the contract documents. Employees and subcontractors were bused to the job site from remote parking areas each day as a solution to an extremely tight project site. The fast-paced schedule, coordination of overhead rough-ins in very congested ceiling spaces, installation of multiple continuous radiused linear diffusers that matched high-end finishes, and the installation of three-story louvers with mitered tops were all accomplished by daily schedule and coordination meetings with various trades and area superintendents. The internal scheduling process at Energy Air enabled a seamless transition throughout each phase of construction and allowed the team to meet demanding project schedules.

    Horizon Award entries are judged by a one-page summary of the project, completeness of the entry submission and a narrative addressing seven specific criteria . The seven criteria addressed in the submittal include meeting the challenge of a difficult job, excellence in the project management, contractor’s state-of-the-art advancement, contractor’s sensitivity to environment and surroundings, excellence in client service, the contractor’s contribution to the community and safety initiatives that were employed throughout the construction process.

    Energy Air’s mission is to be the leader of the HVAC industry through professionalism, knowledge, superior performance, outstanding service to its customers and a commitment to employee development to better serve the community.

    Energy Air, Inc. has offices in Orlando and Tampa and offers commercial HVAC services throughout Florida in the following market segments: Education, Healthcare, Multi-Family/Mixed-Use, Religious, Retail, Office, Hospitality/Entertainment and Industrial. The company’s residential division works with builders on planned communities, custom homes, town homes and multi-family complexes and with homeowners for service/repair, replacement, system enhancement and planned maintenance.

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