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2007 Design/Build Awards

Once again showcasing some of the finest examples of Design/Build in the commercial HVAC market, Contracting Business is proud to present the 2007 Design/Build Awards. Now in their 17th year, the Design/Build Awards honor the boldest, most creative, most innovative work being done by commercial HVAC contractors across the nation.

This year’s winning projects spotlight two familiar categories (retrofit/renovation and new construction) and one new category: combined retrofit/new construction. In an era when many companies are expanding their current facilities, Design/Build contractors are there with them, to optimize the indoor environment in an existing facility while simultaneously providing a high-quality, efficient HVAC system for the new construction side of the project.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions!

For information on how to enter the Design/Build Awards, visit and click on “Awards Programs,” or call Associate Editor Pete Grasso at 216/931-9439.

The Winners:

Encon Mechanical Corp. Ocean, NJ
for CommVault, Oceanport, NJ

EMCOR Services/New England Mechanical Vernon, CT
for the Lofts at Main & Temple, Hartford, CT

Clark, Inc., Paradise, PA
for the First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, PA


Glenn Mechanical Company, ElDorado, AR
for Life Touch Hospice House, ElDorado, AR
Glenn Mechanical did its part to help terminally ill patients live their last days in comfort by providing a system that delivers simultaneous cooling and heating, central controls as well as individual room controls, indoor air quality, and ventilation in each resident’s suite.


  • Mitsubishi City Multi system
  • Aaon rooftop units
  • Mitsubishi City Multi controls network

Kahn Mechanical Contractors, Dallas, TX
for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Dallas, TX
Kahn Mechanical, a two-time Design/Build Award winner (2004 and 2006), stepped into this 1960s-era office building and provided a stellar retrofit that dramatically improved comfort, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and control.


  • Multistack MS-50 chiller
  • Delta T-55 cooling tower
  • Aurora 341 Series pumps
  • ConsERV energy recovery ventilator
  • Magic Aire HBB Series air handling units
  • First Company HBC Series fan coil units
  • Tridium/Johnson Controls energy management system

Honorable Mention:

Aspinwall/Bay State Plumbing, Heating & Heat Pump Service,
Quincy, MA, for G.A. Donovan, South Boston, MA

Harrington Engineering, Inc., Hartford, CT
for Trinity Commons Building, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

McGrath Refrigeration, Knox, IN
for Life Plex-Plymouth, Plymouth, IN

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