At the AHR Expo, Las Vegas, NV, January 31, 2011 - Taco is embarking on a new project that is not only exciting for our employees and customers but for the HVAC Industry as a whole.
Taco will build a new Innovation & Development Center consisting of a two-story 24,037 square foot addition in combination with 24,487 square feet of interior renovation. This new Innovation & Development Center will utilize, display and provide a hands-on learning environment for the best equipment and systems that today's HVAC industry offers for comfort, efficiency and sustainability. The HVAC products and systems will be visible throughout the entire facility forming "Living Laboratories” that allow for close-up viewing, hands-on learning and teaching.
Taco will include its own LoadMatch® single pipe system, the new LOFlo™ Injection Mixing System, and iWorx® building automation controls.
The scope of learning facilities, Living Laboratories and mechanical equipment are listed below:
63 Seat Tiered Classroom
Two (2) 25 Seat Teaming Spaces
Two (2) 30 Seat Classrooms
Library with Computer Classroom & Conference Room
Computer Training Labs
CNC Training & Demonstration Room
Functional Labs for Testing & Teaching
Domestic Hot Water Conservation
Radiant Cooling and Heating
Load Match Technology
Active Chilled Beam Systems
Demand Ventilation Control Systems
Rooftop Cooling Towers
Rooftop Energy Recovery Systems
Active and Passive Solar Heat Gain Controls Systems
As a leading developer, innovator and manufacturer of HVAC equipment and systems for 90 years, Taco has committed itself to the growth and success of its employees, customers and the industry as a whole.
The new Taco Innovation & Development Center is further proof of this commitment as it will be a showplace for our industry where members of our professional community can learn about the latest technology and applications our industry has to offer. We are grateful for our many partners who have assisted us in making this new Innovation & Development Center a living reality.
We look forward to the opportunity to share this amazing facility with you.
Taco, Inc., headquartered in Cranston, RI, is a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, systems and accessories for hydronic-based applications in residential, commercial and institutional buildings worldwide.