TAG Mechanical Installs HVAC Systems Including 220 Solar Panels for the New Net-Zero Skaneateles Village Hall

The high-performing net-zero facility is the first municipal building in New York State that is projected to consume less energy than it generates.

Syracuse, NY October 09, 2013

Syracuse, NY-based mechanical contracting firm TAG Mechanical Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce it provided HVAC mechanical systems including a renewable energy 54 kW solar PV system for the Skaneateles Village Hall in Skaneateles, NY.

The Village of Skaneateles and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the grand opening of the building last week. Two Daikin McQuay SmartSource vertical inverter water source heat pumps provide heating and cooling of the facility as part of a geothermal system, and 220 Aleo solar PV panels on the roof will generate approximately 62,000 kilowatt hrs per year of electricity. Electricity not used by the building will be placed on the grid.

"We're proud to be a partner to the Village of Skaneateles, whose officials have shown tremendous leadership in executing a very smart renovation resulting in the first net-zero municipal building in the state," said Ellis Guiles, co-owner and vice president at TAG. "This project will serve as a model for other municipalities."

Formerly a vacant fire station, the repurposed building now houses village offices and a police station and is designed to produce more energy than it consumes. NYSERDA provided a $546,000 grant toward the $1.5 million project through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development initiative.

The project is expected to reduce energy usage by more than 62,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and result in the avoidance of 46 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

About TAG Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Celebrating 25 years in business during 2013, TAG Mechanical Systems, Inc. is a leading Syracuse, NY-based commercial and residential mechanical contracting firm serving construction professionals, architects, building owners, and homeowners. The company provides design-build, construction, installation, and repair of HVAC and renewable energy systems (including solar photovoltaic, geothermal, and micro-combined heat and power) for a diverse range of commercial facilities and single- and multi-family homes.

TAG Home Performance, a division of TAG Mechanical Systems, provides a full array of LEED and building science services designed to make homes and buildings healthier, safer, and more energy efficient. TAG applies a holistic approach to building systems, not only providing HVAC systems and renewable energy technologies, but also effectively integrating building envelope components including energy-efficient window and insulation.

Founded in 1988, TAG employs more than 80 people and serves more than 15,000 clients throughout Central New York. The company's 32,000-square-foot headquarters in Syracuse includes offices, manufacturing, warehouse and space for vehicle storage and maintenance, servicing a seven-county trading area surrounding the Onondaga County/greater Syracuse region. For more information, visit http://www.TAGMechanical.com or call (315) 849-9016.

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