Client: Cakebread Cellars
Facility Type: Winery, Vineyard, Wine Processing and Storage Facility
Customer: Wright Contracting, Inc.
Location: Rutherford, California
This projects scope was a plan/spec project in which we worked with both the General contractor and Mechanical Engineer to overcome obstacles due to space restraints and noise requirements. The newest portion of the winery has a barrel room, which has two four handling units with exposed ductwork. It also has conference rooms, which are fed from fan coil units attached to outdoor condensing units in various spaces in the building.
To take advantage of the cool nights in the Napa Valley and in order to reduce energy cost a night air system was installed. This system consists of wall mounted fans and operable louvers. During the installation process it was found that units did not fit as shown on the drawings, so IES came up with alternate duct routing in order to make the design work. Upon start-up it was observed that the new system was unacceptably loud. Together with the Engineer and Air Balance contractor IES was able to make adjustments to the equipment, which resulted in a much quieter and acceptable system.