JM Electrical and EMC Complete Energy Upgrade at Holyoke Community College

March 8, 2017

JM Electrical Company, Inc., the leader in advanced automated building system installations, today announced that it has completed an energy services project at Holyoke Community College (HCC), a 3-year community college located in Holyoke, MA. The company worked with the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and Energy Management and Controls Services (EMC) on the upgrades.

JM Electrical participated in a complete energy upgrade of the campus, including installing air handling units (AHUs), hot water pumps, and variable air volume (VAV) boxes in all classrooms. Where VAV boxes are typically replaced, JM performed a unique service of retrofitting the boxes. Additionally, JM’s staff assisted in reworking existing fire alarms to accommodate a ceiling replacement, all while ensuring the coordination of trades did not majorly impact the school’s students and staff.

“We are proud of our work at Holyoke Community College because the energy upgrades will significantly improve the comfort level of students and professors throughout the campus,” said Adam Palmer, Project Manager at JM Electrical. “The changes will also preserve the school’s infrastructure for years to come.”

Founded in 1946, Holyoke Community College provides affordable, high quality education and workforce training. It offers nearly one hundred degree and certificate programs, preparing students to transfer to a four-year college or to enter immediately into the workforce. With the major energy upgrades completed by JM Electrical in the majority of the classrooms, office suites, and HVAC systems, HCC will experience reduced energy consumption.

“This particular project was especially complicated, with many different components and necessary services,” said Jim Jones, president at EMC. “JM’s experienced team along with ours made for an ideal partnership, and we were able to ensure a comfortable working environment for professors and students alike.”

JM Electrical has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the installation of advanced control and automation systems, and has completed multiple large-scale installations at developments in the Greater Boston area recently. Among these are Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, and Harvard Memorial Church.

EMC has 30 years of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of direct digital control systems. The company offers a variety of services including systems consultation, control system design and controller programming to customers across New England.

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