Westbeth Artists’ Housing was conceived in the 1960’s as a partial solution to the acute need to provide affordable housing and studios for artists and their families. In so doing, it became one of the first examples of adaptive reuse of industrial buildings for artistic and residential use in the United States.
PEPCO furnished and installed a DELTA EnergyManagement System DELTA System to automatically control the Start Stop, Lead Lag of the boilers, pump sets and twelve (12) Zone Valves used to regulate the heat throughout different parts of the building. The system controls the valve modulation to each zone using feedback from wireless temperature sensors placed inside apartments. The Manager sets the zone temperature from a PC and monitors the temperature throughout the day and night via a web browser. The weather, including temperature, RH%, Wind Speed and Wind Chill is imported via the internet from Central Park. On high windy cold days the Manger increases space temperature settings in the zones most impacted by severe weather conditions. This has reduced tenant complaints and reduced fuel consumption in excess of 20%.