Case Study: The City of Clearwater, Phase I – Long Recreation Center, Phase II – City Wide Energy Efficiency


Both projects have proven to be a great success and Hill York has earned the City of Clearwater’s trust as evidenced their glowing letter of recommendation.

Project Name and Location:The City of Clearwater, FL
Phase I – Long Recreation Center & Phase II – City Wide Energy Efficiency
Client/Owner Contact: Rick Carnley, Assistant Director of General Services, City of Clearwater, FL
General Contractor: Hill York, 501 A Interstate Ct., Sarasota, FL 34240, 941.379.4535

Completion Date:
Phase I – June 2009
Phase II – November 2010

Project Scope:
Phase I – Hill York was the selected design build contractor in the installation of a dehumidification system to serve the natatorium, to install high efficiency packaged rooftop air conditioning units, and to implement heat recovery technology. The basis for the project was energy savings delivered. The systems were designed with maximum efficiency in mind. As an example heating requirements for the pool water and domestic loads were offset by a heat recovery process that captured waste heat from a vapor compression refrigeration cycle.

Phase II – Hill York was again selected as the design build contractor for a second energy efficiency project. This project is partially funded by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Program and Hill York has been fully compliant with various program requirements including, Buy American provisions. This project involved the retrofit of standard efficiency HVAC systems with high efficiency units, a pool pumping strategy that minimizes pumping loads while remaining in compliance with the FL swim code, and a redesigned HVAC system that will drastically reduce reheat loads in the summer months.

Both projects have been a great success and Hill York has earned the City of Clearwater’s trust as evidenced by the letter of recommendation shown here.

Download: City of Clearwater Case Study (PDF)