July 15, 2010
PPI Awards Wormley Row Restoration as Project of the Year in Plumbing and Heating Category
A project featuring more than three miles of Uponor crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for radiant and snow melt recently received the Project of the Year award in the Plumbing and Heating category from the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), a manufacturing-based trade association.
The award-winning project showcases 18,500 feet of Uponor’s Wirsbo hePEX™ and Multi-layer Composite (PEX-AL-PEX) tubing for the radiant floor heating and snow-melting systems installed in Wormley Row, a 125-year-old landmark school building turned luxury condominium complex located in the prestigious Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.
The Wormley Row project was submitted to PPI by David Kinney of LyondellBasell Industries, a multinational manufacturer of polyolefin materials.
“Successful renovations of high-profile structures such as Wormley Row provide an excellent showcase for the cost savings, energy efficiency, rapid installation and comfort delivered by PEX plastic pipe,” says Kinney.
“Our charge from the builder was to deliver a best-of-the-best heating and cooling system to meet its vision for the project,” explains Dan Foley, president of Foley Mechanical, Inc., of Lorton, Va. “With ceiling heights of 9 to 14 feet and 6-foot to 8-foot-high windows, ‘best of the best’ meant a radiant floor heating system.”
While radiant heat provides interior comfort and efficiency, a radiant snow-melting system provides safe travel on the outside parking ramp and public walkways.
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