Bell & Gossett Solves Buildings
From Boston to Detroit to Los Angeles, North American cities are being reinvented, reimagined and reconstructed – and Xylem Bell & Gossett is part of it.
With more than a century of experience in manufacturing pumps, valves, heat exchangers and accessories for plumbing, wastewater and HVAC applications, Bell & Gossett, along with its trusted network of manufacturer’s representatives, is helping build and operate sustainable, efficient water systems in some of the most iconic commercial building of our time.
Learn more about Bell & Gossett solutions for commercial buildings in cities across the United States and Canada.
Santa Clara, California
When the 68,500-seat stadium opened in 2014, it was the first NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification. “Green” features include a recycled-water pressure booster system built by California Hydronics Corp. (CHC) using Bell & Gossett pumps, heat exchangers and other products that taps into the Santa Clara Valley Water District water recycling system. This eliminates the need to use fresh water to flush toilets and to irrigate the natural grass field, and green roof. B&G products include including Rolairtrol air separators, Series 60 inline pumps, 1510 end suction base mounted pumps, and VSX double suction pumps for the hydronic systems. B&G brazed plate and GPX gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers offer the highest level of thermal efficiency for the condenser water system. Mechanical contractor: ACCO
Green Bay, Wisconsin
To keep the tundra unfrozen at the legendary Lambeau Field, temperature sensors installed below the turf field cue the hydronic system on frigid game days. Bell & Gossett pumps push glycol through piping and a turf conditioning tubing network. On snowy game days, a B&G pump-powered four-level snow melt system in the 30-story south end zone eliminates the need to shovel out that area of the stadium. B&G pumps have been part of various renovations and expansions at Lambeau during the last two decades. Mechanical contractor: Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc.
U.S. Bank Stadium
At work efficiently and seamlessly behind the scenes at U.S. Bank Stadium are a variety of Bell & Gossett pumps in the HVAC, plumbing and snow-melt systems throughout the 70,000-seat stadium that opened in 2016. A Bell & Gossett Technoforce booster package provides the 400 gallons of hot water per minute that are used to hose down the snow-filled roof, sending melted snow down concrete gutters through the stadium’s storm-water control system and down to the ground where it is drained into the city sewer. A B&G Technoforce XLS Booster Package supplies all of the water — 2,000 gallons per minute — to the stadium, including the 979 bathroom stalls. B&G VSX Series pumps are the primary feature of the stadium’s HVAC system, which supplies all the heating and cooling — 7,000 tons — to the stadium. Bell & Gossett rep: Mulcahy Co.
Vail Health Hospital
A five-year, $190 million expansion project included a central utility plant in the hospital’s new east wing. The project was logistically challenging due to the mountain location, and the need to keep patients comfortable and vital hospital services running during the project. Bell & Gossett pumps include Series e-1510 and Series e-80. Bell & Gossett rep: McNevin Co.; mechanical contractor: M-Tech Mechanical Co.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
After horizontal split case pumps at The Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center had repeated seal deterioration that required continued maintenance, they were replaced by Bell & Gossett VSX vertical split case pumps. The vertical orientation of the VSX means it takes up 40% less space than the old pumps — an important consideration in the pump room where space is tight. Downtime for maintenance is also reduced and the VSX pumps are meeting the high-flow requirements of the facility. Bell & Gossett rep: Hydro-Flo
Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building
The design of the Engineered Biosystems Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology, incorporates an underground stream, uncovered when work began on the site. Architects turned the setback into an opportunity to showcase water sustainability. Bell & Gossett pumps are part of the building’s mechanical systems.
Nova Southeastern University Central Energy Plant
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A new central energy plant to serve the entire NSU campus and accommodate future campus expansions includes Bell & Gossett pumps as part of the innovative chilled water system that runs during off-peak times and generates ice, which is then used to cool the chilled water supplied to the campus during peak demand. Bell & Gossett rep: GIA
Notre Dame College
South Euclid, Ohio
Maintenance personnel were seeking replacement parts for a downed hydronic system in an older building recently acquired by the college. Bell & Gossett rep R.L. Deppmann discovered the system was running on a Bell & Gossett pump installed in 1954. The Series M1 pump had been upgraded through the decades with parts from its successors — Series 1510 and e-1510 — making replacement parts easy to come by. With the pump repaired, the heating system was up and running in hours.
LinkedIn Data Center
Among the goals of the LinkedIn data in Hillsboro, Oregon, were to leverage free cooling and operate as efficiency as possible to minimize the impact on the local environment. Through waterside economization and rear door heat exchangers as part of the system, the data center compiles nearly 220 days of free cooling a year, dramatically reducing energy consumption. Bell & Gossett products include plate and frame heat exchangers, air separators and VSX and HSC pumps. Bell & Gossett rep: CHC Hydro
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
More than 55 Bell & Gossett products are in use at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where researchers are using renewable energy technologies to develop the smart grid of the future. The LEED Platinum campus includes a super energy-efficient data center where water-side economization, or free cooling, for heating and cooling water is saving significant energy costs. B&G products include e-1510 centrifugal pumps, Series 90 pumps, Series 80 pumps and Series 60 pumps, in addition to B&G GPX plate and frame heat exchangers used as the primary means of moving energy from place to place. Bell & Gossett rep: McNevin Co.; mechanical contractor: M-Tech Mechanical Co.
West Village Energy Center
Surrey, British Columbia
Opened in June 2019, the West Village District Energy Center is the first of three district energy centers planned for Surrey’s City Centre neighborhood. The facility is operated by Surrey City Energy, Surrey’s municipality-owned district energy system, and it supplies local, connected buildings with heat and hot water via a subterranean network of pipes. Bell & Gossett Series e-80SC pumps power the hydraulic HVAC system to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, while providing consistent, competitively priced heat and hot water. The system also includes Series HSC-S pumps, Technologic Intelligent Pump Controllers, and Series BPX and GPX heat exchangers.
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
The only museum devoted to human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an inspiring landmark that draws visitors from around the globe. An innovative structure of curving lines and bold geometry, the 260,000-square-foot LEED-Silver-certified building features green roofs, rainwater harvesting, natural lights and a high-efficiency heating system. Planned with sustainability as a goal, the CMHR building’s HVAC system includes Bell & Gossett Series 80 and 80-SC vertical in-line pumps equipped with triple duty valves and Suction Diffuser Plus fittings. Other equipment includes GPX heat exchangers and two 70VS variable speed pressure boosting packages — one of which services the reservoir that stores harvested rainwater that is used in the air-conditioning system and toilets.
Communications Security Establishment
The Communications Security Establishment, the government of Canada’s national cryptologic agency, operates out of the Edward Drake building in Ottawa Ontario. Completed in 2014, the highly specialized, technologically advanced and purpose-built facility enables CSE employees to protect Canada against foreign threats. The LEED-Gold-certified building includes several green features, including a reflective roof that shields the building from the sun, a rainwater collection system and an energy efficient HVAC system equipped with Bell & Gossett duplex and triplex pressure boosters and a Technologic 5500 Series Zone Valve Controller, to control humidity and maximize delta-T.
Corner Brook Long-Term Care Facility
A state-of-the-art elder care campus, the Corner Brook Long-Term Care Facility represents best practices in urban and architectural design, and long-term care service delivery. Seeking to optimize energy performance, the facility incorporates a geothermal solution, which includes Bell & Gossett hydronic pumps and a booster package. The facility is also protected with AC Fire pumps.
St John’s, Newfoundland
Tweed, a subsidiary of the cannabis company Canopy Growth, recently opened at new $55 million, 150,000-square-foot production site in St. John's, Newfoundland. The site can produce up to 12,000 kg of high-quality cannabis per year and serves as the hub for local research and development funded by a $500,000 investment from Canopy Growth. The production facility features Bell & Gossett products including 30 pumps, all 80-SC pumps with ITSC option, ranging in size from 5 inches to 14 inches, as well as a model P82 frame plate, frame heat exchangers, air separators and expansion tanks.