Irving, Tex. — The Plastic Pipe, Inc. (PPI) announced that REHAU has been awarded the PPI Building & Construction Division Project of the Year. The University of Chicago Residence Hall and Dinning Commons used 300,000 feet of REHAU PEX pipe for the hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems in three building that make up with University’s Residence Hall and Dining Commons.
Project of the Year award for the Plastics Pipe Institute’s Building and Construction Division is REHAUThe project is being considered for US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification. Stations of pre-fabricated PEX tubing circuits and manifolds were assembled onsite in centralized locations in order to reduce the installation time and keep up with floor-by-floor construction. The project followed an approach designed to meet Energy Use Intensity (EIU) in the low 50s. The target represents a 41% reduction for energy usage, eliminating 1,920 tons of CO2 emission per year.