Project Name: The W & Element Hotel

Location: 1441 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Market: Hotel & Hospitality
Application: Building Heat
Mechanical Engineer: BALA Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Contractor: River Mechanical
Sheet Metal Contractor: E.J. DeSeta Company

Equipment:
• Three (3) Fulton Vantage Condensing Boilers
• Schebler Model EVD Double Wall Exhaust Pipe
• (7) Enervex CASI Exhaust Systems for Boilers & Water Heaters
• Schebler Model P4 Generator & Fire Pump Exhaust

This new 51 story tower will house a Starwood Hotel and Resorts dual branded facility which will include a 295-room W Hotel and a 460-room Element hotel. The project also includes retail spaces along Chestnut Street, parking for 171 cars, food and banquet facilities, a 150-seat restaurant and 2900 square foot spa.

UEP Northeast was fortunate to get involved in the design phase via their relationship with BALA Consulting Engineers, the projects mechanical engineer. The HVAC system and the envelope have been developed in tandem to provide a high-performance building. The project will pursue LEED silver certification as one single building. UEP Northeast worked with the project’s mechanical contractor, River Mechanical, and provided Fulton Vantage condensing boilers. This equipment will provide high efficiency heating for the entire building. UEP Northeast also worked with EJ Deseta Company, the projects sheet metal contractor. We furnished Schebler venting and Enervex fans for the boilers and water heaters. These fans will assist in boosting the exhaust gases to the building exterior. In addition, we also provided Schebler exhaust piping for the building’s generators and fire pumps.

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