- First Command Building Owner
- Brandt Mechanical Contractor
HTS Texas, one of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers' representatives in North America and Brandt, the largest mechanical, electrical and plumbing services provider in Texas, provided First Command Financial Services, Inc., with energy-efficient HVAC equipment at its corporate headquarters located at 1 FirstComm Plaza in Fort Worth, TX. The team was chosen because of a Brandt's highly successful previous working relationship with First Command and HTS Texas' ability to offer high-quality, energy-saving HVAC solutions.
"HTS Texas was proud to team with Brandt to quickly deliver real success for First Command's corporate facility through the installation of high-efficiency HVAC equipment," said Marc Tompkins, system sales representative of HTS Texas. "We believe the eco-friendly installation will provide a greener, cooler atmosphere for employees while significantly reducing their overall maintenance costs."
First Command experienced zero business downtime because the team was able to remove and replace the building's cooling equipment over the course of one weekend. The installation included two quiet, 200-ton, energy-efficient Daikin Magnitude™ Magnetic Bearing Chillers and four Danfoss VLT® variable frequency drives (three 30 HP units and one 40 HP unit) providing significant energy savings.
Initial results from the installation convey a 24 percent reduction in First Command's overall energy spend month-over-month.
"Trusted relationships with customers such as First Command are very important to Brandt so we believe in partnering with the right solutions providers to get the job done," said Steve Hayes, senior vice president of Brandt. "We are confident First Command will reap numerous environmental and financial benefits due to the solutions provided by Brandt and HTS Texas."