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Employee Spotlight: Rocky Carr

Rocky Carr

Purchasing Manager Rocky Carr has been with Bruner Corporation for 12 years and has worked in the industry for 35 years! Day-to-day, Rocky’s role includes purchasing materials and equipment for our projects, as well as managing the warehouse operations here at Bruner.

When he’s not working, Rocky enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with his wife. Together, they take pleasure in traveling, with one of their favorite spots being Outer Banks, NC. Rocky also undoubtedly delights in traveling to see his three children who live in some of the United States’ most desirable vacation spots: New York, California, and Hawaii. Rocky’s son living in Hawaii is currently serving in the United States Army.

As one of Bruner’s most smiling faces, Rocky’s favorite part of his job is working with our people and key partners. “I truly enjoy working with people and finding solution to the challenges we encounter,” Rocky said.

If Rocky sounds like a person you’d love to work with, contact us! We’d love to do business with you.

INFOGRAPHIC: Business First Book of Lists Top Heating & Cooling Companies

In the 2011 Book of Lists published by Columbus Business First, Bruner topped the “Top Heating & Cooling Companies” chart. This is a distinction that we have earned several years running and we continue to aim to live up to the expectations this award sets. Our position is in no way secure, however, with such excellent competition in the central Ohio area.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Heating & Cooling Companies

Looking for some HVAC tips from the top heating and cooling company in central Ohio? Check out our e-book containing 9 Tips to Keeping Your Mechanical Systems in Tip-Top Shape!

Performance Solutions Group: Taking Action Together

For years the Bruner Performance Solutions Group (PSG) has been saving our customers boat loads of money by evaluating their energy consumption and developing a mechanical solution to their excessive energy use. In 2011, Bruner PSG saved our customers 2,431,986 kWH. By submitting 60 applications throughout the course of the year to AEP’s gridSMART program, our customers received more than $300,000 in incentives.

I know what you’re thinking. “That all seems really great, in theory, but how much time am I going to have to put into this?” or maybe, “How do I know if doing an energy conservation program is going to be worth it?” Those are all great questions, and we’ve got the answers!

The implementation of your program can be started in three easy steps:

  1. Develop an energy analysis.
    The Bruner PSG team performs supply and demand side analysis from your utility bills, evaluating current conditions (usually from two historic years), and then assembles projections.
  2. Provide a feasibility study.
    From surveys of equipment, systems, and operations, the Bruner PSG team provides a study of the feasible solution to reduce consumption costs.
  3. Provide an investment grade audit to implement the program.
    With approval of the feasibility study, final implementation cost and specific plans are provided to enact, administer, and implement improvements.

And guess what else? You can enter a program where the up-front analysis costs can be deferred or waived altogether based on the project and level of implementation chosen, making your investment nearly risk-free and all the more rewarding.

So take action with us, and together we can reduce consumption and make the world a greener place!

INFOGRAPHIC: Commercial Energy Usage

Providing mechanical solutions that save energy is what we do, but before our customers can agree to an energy conservation program, they first need to know the facts.

Commercial Energy Usage Infographic

Selecting Your HVAC System Equipment

The United States EPA details that, “the main purposes of a Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system are to help maintain good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration and provide thermal comfort.” It seems like those purposes are pretty crucial for keeping your business or organizations environment safe and comfortable, right?
Absolutely. That’s why the choice and design of your HVAC system is so important. It can even affect many other high-performance goals, including water consumption and acoustics.

The selection of HVAC system equipment is a complex design decision. You must balance several factors, including heating and cooling needs, energy efficiency, humidity control, potential for natural ventilation, adherence to codes and standards, outdoor air quantity and quality, indoor air quality, and cost.

Where do you start?

First off, where feasible, use central HVAC air handling units (AHUs) that serve multiple rooms in place of unit ventilators or individual heat pumps. Central AHUs have a plenty of advantages over unit ventilators and heat pumps serving individual rooms, including being quieter and less drafty.

Secondly, there are many features you should specify for all air handling units, including a double-sloped drain, non-corroding drain, and easy access doors.

For more assistance choosing the best HVAC system components for your building, give our Service department a call at (614) 334-9000.

Also, don’t forget to check out our e-book for 9 tips to keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape!