Grundfos Announces the “Thinking Buildings Award”

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01/31/2011

Grundfos is excited to launch a brand new initiative that will provide engineers and contractors focusing on the area of retrofitting with some long deserved fame and glory.

OLATHE, Kan. -- The Thinking Buildings Award honors companies that provide energy-efficient, retrofit solutions to commercial buildings. The winning entry will receive a trip to Grundfos Headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark where they will acquire hands on pump training and factory tours as well as a trip to Copenhagen, the Danish Capital.

The award will be given to the team of building professionals that has provided the most impressive retrofit solution with the best results. A focus on sustainable engineering efforts that incorporate the most energy efficient pump solution will garner the most attention. For details on how to submit an installation case story for the competition or to learn more about the award please visit, www.thinkingbuildings.us/award. The winning submission will be announced at the 2012 AHR Expo in Chicago, Ill.

ABOUT THE THINKING BUILDINGS UNIVERSE
Thinking Buildings Universe is an interactive web site from Grundfos Building Services, offering contractors and engineers a complete range of information and tools on commercial pumps to help make their building projects come together more smoothly. From quick-reference terminology, theories and e-learning, to sizing tools and sustainable pumping solutions, thinkingbuildings.us delivers everything specifiers and installers need to identify and size the correct technologies for their applications

KEY FEATURES OF THE THINKING BUILDINGS UNIVERSE
Case study library: This in-depth resource offers profiles of commercial and industrial projects from around the world. With easy-to-use pull-down menus, a site visitor sets his parameters, including project location, Grundfos pump family, application (heating, air conditioning, pressure boosting, groundwater, domestic water supply, etc.); and business area (commercial, industrial, waste water, chemical dosing, etc.). The system will then search the site for case studies that most closely match the user’s specifications.

Quick Pump Selection: Again, using pull-down menus, the site visitor finds the pump he needs by clicking the preferred option under application, pump design, product, flow rate and head.

E-Learning: Thinking Buildings Universe offers online tutorials on such topics as heating systems, air conditioning applications, and how to make life cycle cost calculations.

Search Encyclopedia provides definitions to technical terms and concepts: just type in the chosen word or phrase and click for its definition. 

Show Me: This section of the site provides ready access to a wide array of literature and tools, including product brochures, data booklets, application materials, operational software, and installation and operation guides.

Did You Know? With these quick links, a visitor can access graphic animation, videos, PDF files and other documents dealing with pump products and their applications. Topics include backwater protection with Grundfos lifting station technology and an innovative drinking water disinfection system.

Visitors to Thinking Buildings Universe are invited to register to gain a more extensive access to the web site’s wide range of information resources. Registrants will also receive Grundfos eNews, a digital newsletter providing the latest information new systems and products.

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