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DESSAU wins top ASHRAE award

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Gilles Desmarais of Dessau, Montreal has received one of four top Technology Awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Gilles Desmarais of Dessau, Montreal has received one of four top Technology Awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Dessau won the award for the rehabilitation of the Pierre-Boucher Hospital in Longueil, Quebec. The projected added 100,000 square feet to the existing 90,000 sq.ft. hospital. The additions include an operations block and laboratories.

The HVAC solution includes the use of low-temperature water loops with a dual-compressor recovery chiller and direct-contact condensing stack economizer and enthalpy wheels. The $1-million self-financed design saves 64% of natural gas consumption in the expansion area.

A Canadian also won the F. Paul Anderson award, ASHRAE’s highest for technical achievement given to an individual for outstanding services in the HVAC & R field. Richard P. Perry, P.Eng., senior engineer emeritus of DEC Design Mechanical Consultants, New Westminster, B.C.

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The awards were announced at ASHRAE’s annual winter conference being held in Las Vegas, January 29 to February 2.

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