Bellevue Youth Theatre Obtained Optimal Efficiency with The BlueDuct®
The Bellevue Youth Theatre in Washington, a new facility, meets LEED® certification standards. This green building project’s requirements included energy efficiency, maximum indoor environmental quality, water conservation, and waste reduction. The LEED objectives were attained, in part, by integrating a geothermal heating and cooling system and The BlueDuct® underground pre-insulated duct system.
Installing contractors from Design Air were trained and certified by Vishal Sookhai, field training specialist, from AQC Industries prior to installation. During training, the weather in the Seattle area had temperatures between 40° and 49°F (4° and 9°C) with rain.
Contractors installed The BlueDuct® underground duct system around the inside perimeter of
the Bellevue Youth Theatre. A pressure test then checked the efficacy to the 2-inch water column (WC), as requested by the city inspector.
AQC invited representatives from Dorse & Company and John Mull, the superintendent from McKinstry to visit the Bellevue job site. Mckinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm who wored with Dorse & Company on the Bellevue Youth Theatre project. Consequetly, Mull learned more about The BlueDuct® on this visit, including Tom Miller, The BlueDuct® representative from Dorse.
Toward the end of the installation, The BlueDuct® system passed the air test. In summary, the result was no leakage at 2-inch WC static pressure, confirming the air and water leak-resistant seal. In conclusion, the contractor’s experience gained on this project resulted in a win-win success for all. Notably, the contractors started that they will use The BlueDuct® on all other projects.