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Case Studies:  Commercial

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Wilshire Grand

Los Angeles, CA

An Uponor radiant cooling system keeps the integrity of the world’s largest concrete pour for the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

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The Homestead of Rochester

Rochester, MN

The Homestead of Rochester, Minn., added a four-story building and three single-story wings to an existing retirement complex, including a plumbing and hydronic piping system from Uponor.

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The Wick Tower

Youngstown, OH

Old historic building is rehabilitated into apartment units with modern amenities, including a hydronic heating and cooling distribution system from Uponor.

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UCLA Wasserman Eye Research Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Wasserman Eye Research Center on the UCLA campus is designed to preserve and restore eyesight, and Uponor provided the radiant heating and cooling system to the LEED®-Silver certified facility.

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Aloft Tulsa Downtown Hotel

Tulsa, OK

Former Tulsa City Hall is transformed to a trendy downtown hotel complete with new plumbing and hydronic distribution piping systems from Uponor.

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Apartments on Esperanza Crossing

Austin, TX

Two new apartment complexes in The Domain shopping district in Austin, Texas, used Ecoflex® from Uponor to connect from underground pipes to riser locations within the buildings.

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Arbor Crossing Apartments

Madison, WI

On Madison’s west side, amid shopping and recreation, a new apartment complex boasts impressive floor plans, modern conveniences and plumbing and radiant heating systems from Uponor.

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Aurora Micro Apartments

Shoreline, WA

New six-story micro apartments receive an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system

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Avalon Bay Apartments

Alderwood, WA

Six new apartment buildings, originally designed for CPVC, become a PEX project and include an Uponor Logic Plumbing System.

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Bellevue Towers

Bellevue, WA

Home to shopping, restaurants and luxury living, the Bellevue Towers are LEED®-Gold certified and include a plumbing system from Uponor.

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Belmont University Academic Center

Nashville, TN

New student housing to feature Uponor PEX-a plumbing and a chilled beam cooling system utilizing Uponor's AquaPEX tubing.

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The Boulton River Heights Retirement Community

Winnpeg, MB

A senior living complex in Winnipeg upgrades to an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system to replace a failing copper plumbing system

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Cold Climate Housing Research Center

Fairbanks, Alaska

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) Research and Testing Facility in Fairbanks is the farthest-north LEED® Platinum building in the world. It is a living laboratory for arctic building science and it includes a radiant system and hydronic distribution piping from Uponor.

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Colorado State University Power House

Fort Collins, CO

A new Colorado State University research facility takes advantage of Uponor’s PEX-a pipe for the building’s plumbing, radiant heating and cooling and hydronic distribution piping.

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Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative

Minneapolis, MN

A University of Minnesota student housing community turns to Uponor’s AquaPEX® and Ecoflex® for its distribution piping system when replacing outdated boilers with highly efficient condensing boilers.

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DeChantal Apartments

Saranac Lake, NY

Solving leaky copper pipe problem with an Uponor PEX solution

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Delta Electronics (Americas)

Fremont, CA

A warehouse and office campus that originally specified a conventional radiant tubing installation changed to Uponor’s Radiant Rollout™ Mat to meet a tight construction schedule.

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Downtown Hotel

Atlanta, GA

A luxurious high-rise in downtown Atlanta is home to condos, retail shopping and high-end hotel rooms. Plumbed by Comfort Systems USA, it includes a PEX-a system from Uponor.

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Episcopal Homes

Burnsville, MN

Senior housing expansion project in St. Paul, Minn., takes advantage of Uponor PEX for its Plumbing and Hydronic Systems.

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Fairway Village

Austin, TX

A complex re-piping job in Austin, Texas, apartment building takes advantage of Uponor's pre-insulated Ecoflex® piping for both its hydronic and potable hot-water retrofit systems.

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George Fox University Dorms

Newberg, OR

College dorm radiators breathe new life — and energy savings — with a new PEX hydronic distribution piping system from Uponor.

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Schaumburg, IL

A new Hampton Inn & Suites includes a PEX plumbing system from Uponor.

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Homewood Suites

Dallas, TX

A vacant office building is transformed into a Homewood Suites hotel in Dallas, and Uponor provided the PEX-a piping for the plumbing and HVAC systems of the hotel renovation.

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Loring Park Tower

Minneapolis, MN

A 36-story apartment high rise in downtown Minneapolis finds great time savings on installation and testing with an Uponor PEX Plumbing System.

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wilkes -Barre, PA

A world-renowned casino and live harness racing venue adds a new hotel and convention center featuring Uponor plumbing systems to its entertainment paradise.

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North Carolina State University Housing

Raleigh, NC

Six new buildings featuring Uponor PEX-a Plumbing Systems provide state-of-the-art housing for students on the North Carolina State University campus

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The Residence Inn

Kingston, NY

A new hotel near the Hudson River gets a durable Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system

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Robinson Packer Lofts

Tulsa, OK

A historic downtown building gets a modern facelift that includes a new PEX-a plumbing system from Uponor.

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San Diego State University Aztec Center

San Diego, CA

A new student union at San Diego State University incorporates green technologies, including Uponor radiant heating and cooling, to qualify for LEED®-Platinum certification.

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SIERR at McKinstry Station

Spokane, WA

A 1907 train repair depot receives a $20M renovation that includes Uponor Radiant Heating and Cooling as well as Snow and Ice Melting Systems to achieve its energy-efficiency goals and meet LEED® Gold certification.

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SkyHouse Condominium Complex

Austin, TX

A large mechanical contractor converted from copper to Uponor PEX for a large, high-rise condominium in downtown Austin.

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Summerland Apartments

Winnipeg, MB

A 16-story multifamily complex repipes a failing galvanized pipe system with an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system.

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Terrazzo Building

Nashville, TN

The first LEED®-Certified building in Nashville used a plumbing system from Uponor to efficiently and affordably plum the facility.

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The Arts at Broussard Crossing

Lafayette, LA

A 184-unit apartment complex in Lafayette, LA replaces an old, leaky polybutylene plumbing system with Uponor PEX.

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The Banks in Riverdale

Saskatoon, SK

An innovative build with residential and commercial spaces finds its home in Saskatchewan with a new PEX plumbing system from Uponor.

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The Battery Social Club

San Francisco, CA

A refurbished building in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood receives new life as a LEED®-Silver social club for the city’s elite, complete with an Uponor plumbing system.

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The Cavalier Hotel

Virginia Beach, VA

A century-old hotel along the Eastern coastline receives a major renovation, including a new PEX plumbing system from Uponor.

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The Union at Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

Students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn enjoy contemporary student housing with a new $30 million urban campus community development that includes a hydronic distribution system from Uponor.

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Uponor Manufacturing Annex

Apple Valley, MN

Uponor's newest $18M manufacturing expansion pulls out all the stops with a highly efficient building and UPonor plumbing, radiant and snow melt systems.

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Vandever Historical Building

Tulsa, OK

An historic building in downtown Tulsa receives a complete facelift including a new plumbing system from Uponor.

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Wells Street Schoolhouse Lofts

Aurora, ON

A renovated schoolhouse transformed into chic lofts has Uponor PEX plumbing and hydronic piping systems.

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West Village Housing at Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Uponor is chosen for a new, two-building complex, the first ever PEX plumbing installation in the Texas Tech University system.

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Westin Hotel

Wilmington, DE

A run-down area of Wilmington has enjoyed a recent revival, including a new Westin hotel located among waterfront restaurants and shopping, and Uponor provided the PEX plumbing system for the new hotel.

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Wilfred Laurier University Dorms

Waterloo, ON

Wilfred Laurier University opts to retrofit their electric heating systems with Uponor PEX for hydronic piping in two campus residences.

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WinStar World Casino Hotel

Thackerville, OK

Two new hotel towers flank the existing WinStar World Casino and Resort, adding 1,000 new luxurious guest accommodations that include an Uponor PEX Plumbing System.

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Wolf Ridge Phase II

Finland, MN

A northern Minnesota environmental learning center chooses to install an additional Uponor Ecoflex® pre-insulated PEX pipe system nearly two decades after the first installation.

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American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis, MN

A historic renovation coupled with a new building brings an updated and modern twist to a gathering spot for locals and Nordic immigrants dating back to 1908. The LEED®-Gold project includes a snow melt and plumbing system from Uponor.

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Carleton College

Northfield, MN

When Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., built its two newest dormitories, they selected Uponor radiant floor heating for its cost-saving energy efficiency in delivering consistent and even temperatures to residents.

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Cooper Union

New York, NY

Cooper Union, a LEED®-Platinum project, takes advantage of Uponor’s radiant heating and cooling to keep temperatures comfortable and the building energy-efficient all year long.

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Colorado State University Library

Fort Collins, CO

When Colorado State University renovated the Morgan Library located in the heart of the campus, they included Uponor’s radiant heating and cooling system to keep the all-glass building cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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David Brower Center

Berkeley, CA

Green from the ground up, this powerful model of LEED®-Platinum, sustainable, mixed-use development features the latest in energy-saving technologies and recycled building materials.

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Hearst Tower

Manhattan, New York

The Hearst Tower in Manhattan is the first New York City commercial building with a radiant heating and cooling system – a system provided by Uponor.

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IDeAS Headquarters

San Jose, CA

A design services company transformed its 1960s-era office building into a net-zero energy, zero carbon emissions space that marries comfort with sustainable design techniques and technologies.

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Mayo Hotel

Tulsa, OK

The recently renovated Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, Okla., is an example of how to preserve historical details while adding modern and unique features, including a new plumbing and distribution piping system from Uponor.

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Normand Maurice Building

Montreal, QC

When the Public Works Governmental Services Canada (PWGSC) built its 169,000-square-foot headquarters, Uponor provided radiant heating, cooling and snow melt systems to help the project meet LEED Gold building requirements.

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Park Valley Assisted Living

Round Rock, TX

A luxurious 90,000-square-foot senior community turns to Uponor PEX-a to help facilitate a faster install for an overhead commercial plumbing application.

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Pier 15 Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA

At the heart of San Francisco’s waterfront, the newly renovated Exploratorium at Pier 15 features an Uponor radiant system that carries water from the bay to 82 different heating and cooling zones.

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Polit Farms

Maxwell, CA

Polit Farms used Uponor’s Radiant Rollout™ Mat for the radiant heating and cooling system in their new storage facility in Northern California.

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Radisson Blu Mall of America®

Bloomington, MN

A 570,000-square-foot, 13-story hotel finds significant labor and cost savings with Uponor PEX-a Plumbing Systems featuring Uponor AquaPEX® tubing and ProPEX® expansion fittings.

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Northstar Commuter Rail Platform

Ramsey, MN

The newly completed Northstar commuter rail offers convenience and connections to one of the fastest growing suburbs in Minneapolis, and it includes a snowmelt system from Uponor.

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San Jose Civic Center

San Jose, CA

A 550,000-square-foot, $340-million complex features Uponor radiant heating and cooling to add comfort and efficiency to this LEED®-Platinum project.

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Snow-free Playgrounds

Steamboat Springs, CO

A school district adds a snow melt system from Uponor to keep two local playgrounds free of snow and ice during the long winter months.

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Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall

Davis, CA

UC Davis’ 823,000-square-foot business school has become a symbol of how sustainable building practices can meet customer needs and increase profits while solving environmental problems.

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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

When the University of Louisville decided to build two new buildings for student housing, they turned to Uponor’s PEX-a plumbing system for one of the buildings and found it to be a faster, better system compared to CPVC.

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Water + Life Museums

Hemet, CA

Two nonprofits join to create public exhibitions and offices demonstrating their commitment to sustainability that includes a radiant heating and cooling system from Uponor.

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West Bristol School

Bristol, CT

Buried beneath the athletic fields of this brand new K-8 school are geothermal wells that, with the help of Uponor’s Wirsbo hePEX™ tubing, transport water to heat transfer pumps that heat and cool the building.

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Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

Western Oregon University Health and Wellness Center uses Uponor's Radiant Rollout™ Mats to quickly and efficiently install their radiant heating and cooling system.

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Kansas University GSP Hall

Lawrence, KS

A dormitory on the Kansas University campus receives new life with a complete renovation, including an Uponor PEX plumbing re-pipe.

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Quail Hollow Condominiums

Charlotte, NC

A condominium community frustrated with a leaking, outdated, steel-pipe district energy system benefits from the insulation properties, durability and flexibility of Uponor’s Ecoflex® pre-insulated pipe system.

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Hall Winery

St. Helena, CA

A Napa Valley winery achieves LEED® Gold status incorporating an Uponor radiant heating and cooling system

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Golden, CO

The nation’s first federal laboratory dedicated to the research and development of renewable and energy-efficient technologies uses Uponor radiant heating and cooling to achieve its energy-neutral goals

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CityCenter™

Las Vegas, NV

The $8.5 billion MGM Mirage CityCenter™ is currently the largest privately funded construction project in the United States, and two properties, Crystals and Veer Towers, feature Uponor radiant heating and cooling

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Ballard Manor Retirement Home

Seattle, WA

Residents of a retirement community appreciate the comfort of radiant heat, and building owners enjoy the energy savings

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Bandimere Speedway

Arvada, CO

An Uponor radiant system provides the world’s largest track cooling system for a Colorado quarter-mile raceway

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California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Instead of a 30 to 40 horsepower fan moving warm or cool air all day long, the system moves warm water with a five-horsepower pump. Radiant is very efficient.

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Coborn’s, Inc.

St. Joseph, MN

A grocery store chain finds installation efficiency and value engineering with an underground Uponor PEX plumbing system

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Ferreira Construction Company

Branchburg, NJ

A New Jersey bridge and road construction company installs Uponor radiant floor heating powered by solar panels to achieve an energy-efficient system

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Good Fellowship Ambulance Station

West Chester, PA

A heating contractor recommends Uponor radiant floor heating for an ambulance station in West Chester, Penn.

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Henri Studio

Wauconda, IL

Warehouse owner chooses radiant heating and snow and ice melting and saves over $18,000 in energy costs in one year

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Hunter Museum of American Art

Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee museum displays comfort with Uponor radiant floor heating and cooling

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Hutterite Colony

Winnipeg, MB

The Blumengart Hutterite Colony found Uponor Ecoflex® pre-insulated pipe a durable solution to distribute water from a central heat plant to their livestock barns

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Manitoba Hydro Place

Winnipeg, MB

Renewable sources and Uponor’s radiant heating and cooling system provide comfort for occupants throughout an 18-floor electric and natural gas utility building

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Miller Bonded, Inc. Case Study

Albuquerque, NM

A mechanical and plumbing contracting company installs the Uponor Radiant Rollout™ Mat in their 15,000-square-foot pipe fabrication shop

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Mountain Equipment Co-op

Montreal, QC

Retail store chooses radiant floor heating and cooling to align with environmental strategies

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New Richland Bus Garage

New Richland, MN

A Minnesota school district chooses Uponor radiant floor heating for an economical and effective way to heat the bus fleet

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Palliser Furniture

Winnipeg, MA

A Canadian furniture company chooses Uponor radiant floor heating for their 700,000-square-foot facility expansion

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Pat’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Oconomowoc, WI

A contractor is so impressed with Uponor radiant floor heating, he decides to install it in his new headquarters facility

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Shell Aero Centre

Calgary, AB

A contractor installs an energy-efficient radiant heating system in three airplane hangars

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Stanford University Children’s Center

Palo Alto, CA

Children’s Center in Palo Alto, Calif., finds radiant provides a clean, comfortable environment for happier, healthier kids

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Sun Prairie Apartment Complexes

Sun Prairie, WI

A building developer in Wisconsin insists upon Uponor radiant floor heating for his two new apartment complexes

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Toyota Park

Chicago, IL

An Uponor turf-conditioning system keeps a pro soccer field player-friendly all year round

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Urban Outfitters’ Headquarters

Philadelphia, PA

A clothing and home accessories company looks to Uponor for an energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling system

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Vancouver High Rises

Vancouver, BC

Mechanical contractor finds numerous benefits using Uponor AquaPEX® over copper for plumbing

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Westin Ski Resort

Whistler, BC

Luxury Canadian ski resort incorporates Uponor snow and ice melting system to keep pool deck safe and clean during winter months

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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Finland, MN

A K-12 school and outdoor learning center finds Uponor Ecoflex pre-insulated pipe superior to the previous rigid pipe used in their district heating system

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Wormley Row

Washington, DC

A 125-year-old landmark school building turned luxury condominium complex features Uponor radiant floor heating

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Abbey of Praglia

Teolo, Italy

Selected for maximum flessibility and durability, Uponor's preinsulated pipes connect the wood chip boiler to the pump unit located within the abbey perimeter.

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Al-Kalaa Hotel

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Uponor provides the world's largest hotel and shopping mall complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with Uponor mulit layer composite pipe systems for the bathrooms.

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Avante Garde Apartment House

Moscow, Russia

Avant-Guard is a new solid cast 22-storied apartment house of "Business+" class built in the Novye Cheremushki district.

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BAE Systems

Rochester, UK

BAE systems are the third largest global defence company, delivering a range of products for the air, land and naval armed forces.

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Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport (SBIA)

Bangkok, Thailand

An Uponor panel cooling system will cool Bangkok's new international airport in combination with a displacement ventilation system. An area of around 150,000-square-meters, which is the approximate surface area of 20 football pitches, will be equipped with Uponor panel cooling.

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Berliner Bogen

Hamburg, Germany

Berliner Bogen in Hamburg – cutting-edge architecture combined with state-of-the-art technology

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Blue Lagoon

Grindavik, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is an innovative company in health, wellness and skin care powered by geothermal energy.

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BMW World

München, Germany

The opening of the BMW World in Munich - an important step for BMW. After all, the new BMW World means more to the company than an exclusive dispatch center for its vehicles: with the BMW World, the company is offering its visitors an experience which appeals to all of the senses, allowing them to experience the fascination of mobility.

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Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town, South Africa

How do you economically sound fit the circular shape of a football stadium with tap water installation? The answer to that question is easy: use the flexible Uponor PEX-a pipe system. When the Cape Town Stadium project for the FIFA World Cup 2010 started in 2007, cost control was one of the main arguments in favor of Uponor, along with the perfect performance and the safety of the pipe.

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Cathedral Dome of Atri

Atri, Italy

In the course of several centuries, Atri has always been an important city both for civil and religious aspects. Uponor underfloor heating was installed.

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Copernicus Science Center

Warsaw, Poland

Copernicus Science Center is one of the most modern European institutions, showing the relationship of science, culture and everyday life.

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D'or Appartements

Budapest, Hungary

In one of the best part of the city, at the south side of the "Sas" hill you can find the D'or Appartements project. It consist of 3 buildins with 88 flats.

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Ericusspitze Spiegelhaus

Hamburg, Germany

New company HQ of the Spiegel Group is located at the Ericusspitze. The concrete core activation from Uponor ensures pleasant temperature levels in the building.

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Golden Mile

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Uponor MLCP system has been selected for the Golden Mile Project in Dubai on the trunk of the Palm Island.

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Jubilee Wharf

Cornwall, UK

Jubilee Wharf is a significant breakthrough in ecological and sustainable energy that could lead the way for future developments.

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Kranhaeuser

Cologne, Germany

Spectacular architecture distinguishes these three new buildings on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne. In the case of the Kranhaus Plus building, the challenge was to implement interesting architecture featuring large window surfaces and an interior ceiling height of at least three meters with ecological and economical energy concepts for year-round comfort.

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Loven Apartments

Santa Maria di Sala, Italy

Located in a beautiful residential area, in the Venitian countryside, these four apartment buildings consist of 9 living units each.

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Makka Royal Clock Hotel

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Uponor cooling and MLC plumbing solutions are being used in one of the most exciting projects in the Islamic holy city of Mecca in the Kingdom in Saudi Arabia.

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Palazzo Ferazzi

Brescia, Italy

Uponor brings the comfort of its Underfloor Heating & Cooling radiant systems to a prestigious renovation project to transform a Northern Italy 1700s Palace into comfortable offices.

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Residenze del Parco Santa Giulia

Milan, Italy

The new neighborhood in the suburbs of Milan is an ambitious project. It consists of a residential center, composed of 35 builings of 9 floors each.

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The Johann Holz Company

Hückelhoven-Ratheim, Germany

The sanitation and heating construction company Johann Holz, founded in 1927, is now in its third generation.

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Link Houses in Fittja, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

During 2009, Stökhagen community in Fittja, Stockholm, replaced their old pipe-work with Uponor Pre-insulated pipe system. The house-owners did not have to move out during the maintenance period.

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Vestas New Headquarters

Aarhus, Denmark

Vestas new headquarters in Skejby near Aarhus, Denmark is very ambitious in terms of energy. It will be the first building in Scandinavia, which can be LEED-certified in the best category, "Platinum." Only about 150 commercial buildings in the world have achieved the American Platinum certification, and according to Danish definition this is a low-energy class 1-building.

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Villa Ersilia Hotel & Wellness Center

Soverato, Italy

Villa Ersilia is a 4 star hotel which faces a panoramic view along the coast of Calabria, in front of the Squillace Gulf.

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Waters Edge

Weymouth, United Kingdom

The Waters Edge development in Weymouth offers all the mod conveniences such as contemporary kitchens and granite work surfaces.

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