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VRF Solutions has completed an energy retrofit at Chrysostom Hall, Manhattan College's oldest dormitory

Manhattan College Completes Energy Retrofit of Its Oldest Dorm

Responding to growing social and legislative pressure to decarbonize New York’s aging building stock, Manhattan College has completed the electrification of its oldest dormitory, Chrysostom Hall. Located at 45-25 Manhattan College Pkwy. in the Bronx’s Riverdale neighborhood, it is the first building to undergo comprehensive renovation as part of a campus-wide energy retrofit program. . 

The college engaged VRF Solutions LLC, to lead the project. VRF worked closely with the college’s trustees and engineering team to value-engineer and install a Daikin cold climate air source heat pump heating and A/C system for the dormitory. The project required the installation of a high-performance HVAC system that reduced operating and maintenance costs while improving indoor air quality and occupant comfort. 

“We were excited to work with Manhattan College’s engineers and project management team to collaborate on developing the most cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for the dormitory,” said VRF president Tom Esposito.


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