Construction of Viktoria at 1915 2nd Avenue is nearing completion. During a site visit last week, Haley Krommenhoek snapped some great shots of the air-cooled VRF components installed on the roof (top photo) and in the garage (bottom photo).

The rooftop photo shows condensing units open to the air. The system photographed in the garage shows condensing units with ducted horizontal discharge open to the garage.

The VRF system allows for individual climate control in each residential unit, reducing energy usage and increasing comfort. Air-cooled systems eliminate the need for a cooling tower, pump, boiler, and other external components needed to operate a water-cooled VRF system. This cost-effective solution contributes substantially to overall efficiency. As a result of the combined sustainable design strategies throughout the building, the team anticipates LEED-NC Silver certification.

Rushing is the Engineer of Record for the project’s HVAC and electrical systems as well as the LEED/Sustainability Consultant.  The project just received its temporary certificate of occupancy, ahead of schedule.