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Kairoi Residential Welcomes First Residents to Newly Completed Park 17 Apartments in Uptown
Kairoi Residential, a premier, vertically integrated, multifamily investment, development and property management company is excited to announce
the opening of their most recently completed, luxury apartment community, Park 17. Located
in Denver’s beautiful Uptown neighborhood, this multi-story, 190-unit “boutique chic” building began leasing to new residents with self-guided virtual tours, and has continued to progress by guiding prospective residents through in-person tours, always complying with CDC guidelines, depending on a person’s preference.
  Swanson Rink Teams with The Chancery to Improve Workplace Air Quality
Engineering firm uses results from a study of its own operations to improve air quality
at its headquarters and the entire Chancery office tower as employees begin a return to the workplace
Swanson Rink, a Denver-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm, today announced a partnership with
its landlord to implement air quality improvements at The Chancery, a 16-story office tower in the Golden Triangle. Faced with the same concerns as its clients in determining best practices for ensuring a safe return to the workplace, engineers at Swanson Rink researched the impacts of changes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The firm’s mechanical engineers looked to
the latest recommendations provided by the American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help them determine modifications to the ventilation systems that would have the greatest impact on air quality within their 20,000-square-foot headquarters.
“It is critical to us to ensure our space is as safe as possible for the eventual return of our employees, clients and partners,” said Gary Orazio, PE, president of Swanson Rink. “We first looked at the changes that could be implemented at low to no upfront costs, but that still have a significant positive impact on office environment,” he added.
Swanson Rink’s engineers recommended four primary steps the building’s owner could take to improve the indoor air quality. These included:
• Adjusting the ventilation system controls so that the amount of outside air delivered to the space was increased from 25% to 50% of the total circulated air.
• Running the restroom exhaust fans 24 hours per day.
• Running the ventilation systems on 100% outside air prior to building occupancy to flush the building with fresh air.
• Upgrading the ventilation system air filtration from a filter efficiency rating of MERV 11 to MERV 13. Based on current information, MERV 13 filters entrap particles of the size of the airborne virus.
“We are very appreciative to have this resource and
level of concern coming from one of our tenants,” said James Moilanen, vice president of real estate at Zaser & Longston. “It’s a win-win. The costs of the adjustments themselves are minimal, and while we expect an increase in energy usage for the building overall, we want to take every positive step possible toward ensuring the safety for all tenants and visitors in our building,” Moilanen added.
Employees at Swanson Rink have successfully been working remotely for the past several months, but the firm is slowly introducing the opportunity to return to the office at a reduced capacity and density.
“Building owners and operators should be taking a close look at the HVAC and controls systems as an important component in their overall COVID-19 mitigation strategies,” Orazio said.
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