BackgroundIn Maine, winters tend to be long and bitter. For institutions with large facilities to heat, such as hotels, hospitals, and schools, an innovative company, Alodyne, LLC, offers a sweet deal: Alodyne will assess their heating needs, design a more efficient system, purchase and install the new equipment, and guarantee the performance over the term of their contract. Alodyne becomes the institution’s primary heat provider, paid for supplied heat over the term of the contract, while the client enjoys the benefit of risk-free savings.
The Big Story
As with all of our customers, the operation, maintenance, service, engineering, and financial costs of this installation were all internalized by Alodyne. We in turn generate heat at a reliable price during the term of heat generation contract. Gould Academy bears no maintenance costs throughout the term of the contract, simply paying for the fuel that they use, plus a negotiated price per unit of heat. Alodyne owns, operates and maintains the equipment.
When Alodyne took on the project, Ordway was heated by two Smith oil burners, installed in 1997, with a gross output of 2,300 MBH each. “These were high-low boilers that weren’t modulated,” Packard says. “There were cycling issues that created inefficiency, and the boiler room was always hot. The temperature in the boiler room is now comfortable throughout the year.”
ViessmanAlodyne chose to work with Viessmann on the project as they have a strong reputation internationally, and have a widely available selection of equipment. As efficiency, reliability, and strong customer service are mandatory in our business, we felt that Viessmann was up to the task of delivering on these three key components.
Key benefits of the installation included
Energy efficiency, dependability and longevity. Ultimately, Gould Academy has the peace of mind of knowing that Alodyne is always monitoring Ordway’s energy plant.
Installation DetailsUnder the Alodyne plan, the new Viessmann unit sits next to the existing Smith boilers, which remain as backups. The CM2 was small enough to fit in the boiler room without dismantling either Smith. The installation was completely straightforward. We were able to cut into the existing supply and return lines.