August 2011
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Fall2011 Supplement, p18
The article focuses on a 14,000-square feet and four-story brick building, which was built in 1903 as a tobacco warehouse, owned by HVAC/mechanical contractor Vertex Mechanical Inc. Amish County, Pennsylvania. According to the company's president, Vince Youndt, they took a risk when buying the building, but there was a need for more space for expanding their operations. Moreover, Youndt mentions that they want to show their ability to overcome the challenges in making it energy efficient.


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