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Skyline Garage awarded Best Project for ENR Midwest

Skyline Plaza Parking Garage named Best Government/Public project of 2016 by ENR Midwest.  This project has been recognized for it's transformative effect with the revitalization of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Housed within the first level of the garage are several retail spaces and restaurants.  The garage sits below the Ash Brokerage office building.  The appeal of the garage is linked to the colorful facade lighting that was designed by Primary Engineering and incporporates color shifting LED that allow for the building to be a canvas for the community.

The parking decks are lit with high efficiency LED fixtures that automatically adjust their light levels to be brighter when there are cars and people in the space and then reduce lighting energy when the garage is unoccupied.  Each fixture contains motion sensors to that the light will follow each car and occupant as theymove thrugh the garage.

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Solar Array is up and running

Just an update that our Solar PV array was activated in early June and we have been impressed with it's performance this summer.  If you want to see the live data from the array, check it out here:  Solar Edge Live Data

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Embassy Theater Rooftop Patio

The rooftop patio at the Embassy Theater is open and ready for use this summer.  If you have not been up to see it, take in the Summer Nights series every Wednesday night through the summer.  Enjoy the view and the mood lighting that runs around the deck.  Our team worked to find the perfect lighting system to create the effect and be seamless and can shift to any color hue desired.

Embassy Rooftop Patio
Embassy Rooftop Patio
Embassy Rooftop Patio

Solar Photo-voltaic Array - Construction Starting

solar pvPrimary Engineering will be installing a 23 KW solar PV array at our office in Fort Wayne.  The array is projected to offset over 75% of our annual electrical use at the office.  We are excited that the approvals are all in place and construction has started.  Ground mount posts are going in today with racking to follow in coming week or two.  Check back soon as we complete the install and start producing in June!  If you are interested in learning more about the system and how to put an array on your next project, give us a call.

Indiana Tech – Dedicated Heat Recovery

Andrew Louderback presented a technical session to the local chapter of ASHRAE and discussed the newly completed Indiana Tech Academic Center with it's unique dedicated energy recovery chiller that can simultaneously cool the building and use the condenser heat to provide de-humidification and reheat energy. The building uses in-floor radiant heat in many spaces to maximize occupant comfort with the large expanses of glazing.

School Renovation Cuts Energy Bills in Half

Fort Wayne Community Schools is currently midway through a large bond project that will renovate several buildings in the district. Snider High School was the largest building in the bond to have new HVAC, plumbing, power distribution, and lighting systems along with new window glazing in classrooms. The project is a little over 50% complete and we are happy to report that the electrical use for this building have been cut nearly in half with the renovations and we are not done yet. We still have some more work to do before we can put into action the control strategy to reduce the gas bills with a revised boiler control method. Check back in a year....

The reductions were accomplished by designing a more efficient pumping system, using more efficient lights with occupancy controls, improved window glazing, variable speed fan motors, and optimized control strategies to maximize the impact of this renovation.

Snider High School Renovation

Progress Update

The $22 million renovation at Snider High School is over half way complete. Most of the academic classrooms are now complete and turned over along with the completed media center and expanded cafeteria/serving area. Spaces that are still in progress include the music wing, theater, and coming soon will be the gymnasium and locker rooms.

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Indiana Hotel Renovation

Primary Engineering has been engaged to design the renovations to the historic Embassy Theater and Indiana Hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This historic building will be renovated into new spaces that the local community will utilize for events, including a rooftop garden area. Click here to learn more about the project:

Lighting Ceremony for Wells Street Bridge

The public is invited to join Mayor Tom Henry, elected officials, and business and neighborhood advocates for the lighting of the Wells Street Bridge at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 20,2013.

The event will mark the completion of the Wells Street Bridge lighting improvement project. The city invested $121,000 in Legacy funding to adorn the historic structure with LED lights. Primary Engineering provided the engineering and design work for the project.

The bridge is already being rented for events; the lights will enable the bridge to be used for evening events as well.

Primary Engineering engaged on Project Emerald

Primary Engineering has been brought onto the design team that will lay the foundation for the $71 million development for ASH Brokerage and the Residential Condo in downtown Fort Wayne. The pull ahead site package with parking structure and utilities will provide the foundation for the entire development. Read more here

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