When a large national retailer wanted to reduce their energy costs at one of their new distribution centers in Topeka, KS, they turned to Cambridge Engineering and their High Temperature Heating & Ventilation (HTHV) technology to help them out. The plan was to use the HTHV technology on the new facility and compare the energy costs of HTHV technology to that of a similar building utilizing standard Makeup Air Units (MAU) to heat that particular facility.
The new distribution center in Topeka, KS had nearly the exact same footprint, 1,291,950 s/f, as an existing distribution facility in Columbus, OH. The distribution centers had similar Heating Degree Days (HDD)—the Topeka location had 5,215 HDDs based at 65° F, and the Columbus location had 5,545 HDDs based at 65° F as well. Both locations had 36’ high ceilings, R-19 insulation factor in the roofs and R-10 insulation factor in the walls.