To achieve ambitious building electrification and sustainability goals, and to build a carbon-free future, greater building efficiency is critical. HIGHMARK’s sustainable building services enable engineers, contractors and building owners and operators to optimize building efficiency. The results of our work are significantly decreased energy use, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and diminished costs.
Since 2013, we’ve partnered with global, like-minded industry leaders to bring to market high-quality, innovative and advanced products and technologies. We do this to achieve our overarching objective: to better the built environment for centuries to come. With over 30 years of combined HVAC experience, we know what works and what can be enhanced to improve energy efficiency and sustainability.
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Colmac heat-pump water heaters (HPWH) offer commercial and industrial users of sanitary hot water an energy-efficient means of heating water to temperatures as high as 185°F (85°C) in a single pass. These heat-pump water heaters use the same operating principle as an air-conditioner or domestic refrigerator. The heat pump gathers heat from the surrounding air, and through the refrigeration cycle, deposits the heat into water at a useable temperature. This principle of moving heat with a heat pump, rather than generating it by burning fossil fuels (e.g. natural gas), or electric resistance, makes water heating with heat pumps ideal for conserving energy. Depending on the temperature of the source air or water, domestic water can be heated using one third to one fourth of the energy required by electric resistance or gas. Colmac heat pump water heaters are the best choice for realizing ambitious building electrification and sustainability goals in New York City and across North America.