Resuscitate Leaky Ductwork For Big Healthcare Energy Savings
A new duct sealing method provides Alexandra Hospital with an opportunity for significant energy savings while performing HVAC triage. In an effort to meet TAB specifications, engineers use a new computerized duct sealing process that quickly seals leaky ductwork without the demolition, reconstruction and disruptions that typically makes traditional duct sealing prohibitive. Plus, the project achieved significant energy savings.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of both the clear and the not-so-obvious ways in which duct leakage impacts overall energy usage.
- Learn about current available duct sealing methods, including the pros and cons of each and a detailed review of the latest breakthroughs in duct sealing technology.
- Discover how engineers at Alexandra Hospital implemented a new approach to duct sealing and solved a previously “unsolvable” HVAC issue while realizing significant energy savings.
- Learn about other medical facilities, as well as hotels, office buildings, universities and other commercial buildings that have quickly realized significant energy savings through effective duct sealing.
Meet the PresentersRob Hallewick
Business Development/Sales Manager
Energy efficiency consultant and implementation expert, Robert has worked with many engineering firms over the years to assist with practical solutions for the implementation of mechanical systems and improvements within the commercial and industrial sector. Robert has a license in refrigeration and natural gas, and he has worked within the mechanical field for more than 18 years. He managed a division of Southwest Energy specializing in energy efficiency consultation and project design/implementation and has experience running crews and organizing large scale projects within the commercial sector. He is also the co-founder of Nerva Energy Group Inc, which specializes in large custom energy efficiency projects. Robert possesses a deep understanding of all building technologies, including electrical, pipefitting, HVAC/R and automation.
As the head of Aeroseal, he has applied his international experience and diverse business skills to successfully launching several new breakthrough and award-winning technologies that directly address energy management, indoor air quality, comfort and other home and building performance issues. Through his leadership, Aeroseal has quickly become one of the most respected companies responsible for introducing pivotal innovations that are transforming the way residential and commercial buildings are constructed, renovated and maintained. Prior to his role as CEO of Aeroseal, Mr. Gupta held various positions with Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis and with TATA Motors in Portugal and India. He has a broad background and extensive experience in sales, supply chain management, operations and marketing arenas. Mr. Gupta also has a progressive background in developing long-term strategies and processes for multi-billion-dollar organizations.
Product and Application Manager
Rick has a diverse background in HVAC system design and energy auditing and management. Prior to joining Aeroseal, he was the Ecova Field Manager for the AEP Ohio In-Home Energy Program, and a Product Manager for Lau Industries, where he was a key driver in the develop-ment of a new centrifugal plenum fan used in Trane custom air handling units. Mr. Papetti also worked for the U.S Department of Energy Mound Lab in Miamisburg, OH and was a Commercial & Industrial Energy Auditor for the Dayton Power & Light Company. He is also a Certified Energy Manager and a BPI Certified Building Analyst. Mr. Papetti attended Wright State University and is a graduate of Sinclair Community College with a degree in Mechanical Systems Technology.