The Massachusetts Historical Society, BOSTON, MA
EMCOR Services Northeast combines advanced systems expertise and a sound understanding of today’s facilities’ requirements. With extensive experience in providing clients with tightly integrated, centralized operational control, Northeast was selected by The Massachusetts Historical Society to improve its mechanical systems and controls, to help in the preservation of the Historical Society’s collection.
Massachusetts Historical Society’s top priority was to repair and retro commission their mechanical systems to improve the comfort levels, preserve their collections, and optimize the performance of the building. In addition, portions of the building had been experiencing mechanical system and control problems that needed to be addressed.
The building’s 25,000 s.f. of mixed-use space included museum, library, and office space and had specific requirements for each area, given the sensitive nature of the artifacts and documents in the building. EMCOR Services Northeast’s scope of work included: retro commissioning the fan coils, direct evaporative cooling, economizers, humidification controls, chillers, heat exchangers, air handlers, circulation pumps, and exhaust fans. The work provided by Northeast’s team significantly reduced the buildings energy consumption and operating costs and improved both occupant comfort and will keep the collection properly preserved for many more years to come.
The Massachusetts Historical Society is a research library and manuscript repository specializing in early American, Massachusetts, and New England history. Established in 1791, it is the oldest historical society in the United States.