- Optimized limited AHU space and specs
- Near-silent operation for quieter operation
- Variable speeds
- Reliability via redundancy
- Dependable operation
- Significant energy & maintenance savings
Project location: Chicago, IL
Property size: 171,000 sq. ft.
Situation: The Goodman Theatre, Chicago's oldest and largest not-for-profit theater. Recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Internationally recognized for its productions, artists, and educational programs. A building with illustrious history and tantalizing potential.
Over the past twenty years, the belt-driven fans tasked with handling the heating and cooling for a prestigious building in the intense Chicago weather had failed the facilities manager and hundreds of thousands of patrons. Ten years ago, a solution was attempted, installing VFDs. However, the DWDI fans and retrofit VFDs ran inefficiently— installed without sound mitigation— and often failed. The patchwork delivered limited controllability to adapt to Chicago's varied and intense weather. Productions and patrons were routinely left without air, severely impacting the experience and budget. The right solution would need to run quietly, operate efficiently, and fit in a small AHU with weight limitations.
A Patented Solution for an Award-Winning Theater.
The FS1 Fan System took center stage and exceeded expectations. With advanced ECM technology, the system operates quietly and without vibration. Maintenance-free functionality allowed technicians to address other theater needs. System controllability adjusts fan speeds for heating and cooling matched to Chicago's weather and theater's performance demands. Saving on costs and resources, the Goodman Theatre's building manager could stress about other things and enjoy the show.