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APTNE Virtual Event: Going Deep - Geo-thermal System Integration at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: APT Chapter Event

Going Deep
Geo-thermal System Integration at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
Virtual Event
Thursday, July 22, 2021
5:00 PM ET - 6:00 PM ET

Please join us for an in-depth discussion about the recently completed HVAC system upgrades at St. Patrick’s Cathedral involving everything just beneath the surface! The use of renewable energy sources and the preservation of our most iconic structures are two themes that have been rapidly converging over the last two decades. The Cathedral underwent a comprehensive restoration project that was completed in 2017. One aspect of the project included upgrading all of the steam radiators and the 1960’s era mechanical systems to a contemporary system using sustainable energy. A water-to-water geo-exchange system was installed that includes ten wells and a water-source heat recovery chiller connected to new air handlers and fan coil units. The lead architect and mechanical engineers for the design team will discuss the challenges of modernizing the building systems from the installation of standing column wells to the modifications of heating and cooling systems to incorporate geothermal heat pumps all while working within a tight existing footprint in mid-town Manhattan.

Event Leaders: Tom Newbold, Jeffrey Murphy and Paul Boyce

Tom Newbold, PE, CEM, CGD, LEED, Principal at Landmark Facilities Group: Tom is a founding member and Principal of the Landmark Facilities Group from its inception in 1988. He holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science from Washington University. He is a licensed professional engineer in 23 states. Tom has over 35 years of engineering experience and has been involved in the study and design of special climate control systems throughout the United States. He has a special expertise in the design of geo-exchange heat pump systems for unique applications such as historic house museums, libraries and archives, and is especially adept at all aspects of HVAC controls including hardware, software, and coding. Tom is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology and participates in many of their sanctioned events. As a Certified Geothermal system Designer, he has taught several classes on the subject and utilizes this technology in his own home.

Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner at Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects: Jeffrey is a founding Partner of MBB Architects. His expertise in design for cultural, civic, and educational institutions has led to a range of rich and compelling projects, many of which have been recognized for their design excellence and social engagement. As partner-in-charge, Jeffrey has led projects for a diverse group of clients including Columbia University, UNICEF Innovations Lab, the Billie Holiday Theatre, and the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Jeffrey holds a Master in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. He has served as Secretary of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is currently co-chair of the Fellows Committee. He has served as a board member of Community District 7 in Manhattan and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Saltaire.

Paul Boyce, PE, PG, President & CEO at P.W. Grosser: As an environmental engineering professional, Paul has amassed an impressive portfolio of successful project in the New York Metropolitan region. For more than two decades at P.W. Grosser, Paul, who is currently President and CEO, has been immersed in some of the most innovative and successful environmental engineering projects on Long Island, playing key roles in developments that have improved the region’s economy and environment. Whether using cutting-edge geothermal technology to assist Amneal Pharmaceuticals in the development of its base of operations in Yaphank or conducting detailed groundwater modeling at Brookhaven National Laboratory, his client expertise covers a wide spectrum of applications including targeted design and analysis, groundwater modeling, environmental investigations, construction oversight, and sustainability consulting. Paul has a Master of Science from Polytechnic University, NY (now NYU) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from SUNY Buffalo.

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