Being One of the 100 Best Means Providing the Best Critical Comfort
SAS is not just a successful company known for providing important software solutions to an overwhelming majority of Fortune 100 companies; they are also a great company to work for. On-site medical care and child day care are just a few of the reasons they’ve been featured in the book 100 Best Companies To Work For In America. The SAS Institute Campus now includes 16 buildings, and in most of these, SAS has tried to insure employees’ critical comfort with an HVAC system using heat pumps. “The last building we did entirely with heat pumps had about 500 offices in it. It was a bit of a stretch to do that building with heat pumps, and we did have some problems with comfort and zoning. There are about 75 rooftop-condensing units on the building. That’s a lot of maintenance work, too,” said Jim Thomas, Senior Facilities Engineer. So when plans began for a new Research and Development building, SAS thought a centrifugal chiller plant would offer the best results. Trane showed them an even better solution.
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