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“The YANMAR system and the YANMAR team have met all of the requests during the project, and the system has worked flawlessly since being commissioned. YANMAR has been engaged in the project from start to finish, providing a high level of customer support.” – Laura Penn, Volkert, Inc. (Construction Managers)

  • Products : GHP
  • Product model : VRF-HVAC
  • Application : Schools
  • Location : Pike Road, Alabama, United States
  • Commissioning Date : July 2017


Pike Road School is located in a 100-yearold registered historic building. The building itself was originally used as a school for 53 years before closing, re-opening as a church and then now as a school for 275 students in 7th through 10th grade. The facility includes 28 classrooms, a science lab, assembly hall, administration area and gymnasium. Installed equipment includes 7 outdoor units, 50 indoor fan coil units, Building Management System, controllers and remote monitoring.


The main reason the school system selected YANMAR’s VRF system was due to the manufacturer’s ability to design the system into the building without modifying it. Since the school building is registered as a historical building, no modifications were allowed; YANMAR was able to use ductless units in the areas with low ceiling heights that would not allow for ductwork. In addition, the city wanted to reduce their electrical usage as installing an electric-driven HVAC system would have required large, costly electrical upgrades to the facility. Finally, YANMAR was also able to develop a maintenance plan for the school system to ensure that the VRF system will be properly maintained on a regular basis for continued uptime and optimum performance.

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