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DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL CHOOSES AQUATHERM PIPE FOR SECOND PROJECT

Project

University of Detroit Jesuit High School Chilled Water

Products Used
Green Pipe® 
Location / Date
Detroit, MI
Spring 2015

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm was an easy choice because a previous successful piping project on campus features a leak-free Aquatherm Blue Pipe® system
  • Aquatherm North America’s initial inventory of its new 4-in. SDR 17.6 Blue Pipe sold out quickly, so the company worked with the owner to find a comparable smalldiameter Green Pipe that still would provide the needed volume
  • The R-1 value per inch of the SDR 7.4 Green Pipe provides ongoing energy savings
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The Challenge

A high school campus needed a piping system that could be installed in a new four-story, 40,000-sq-ft building on very tight schedule

 

The Solution

Aquatherm North America fabricated some sections of the chilled-water piping system, saving installation time as well as labor costs


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UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL USES SCIENCE OF PP-R AND HEAT FUSION IN NEW STEM WING

One good job deserves another. In 2013, Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems played a key role in the success of direct-bury water-source heat pump pipe at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy (U of D Jesuit). So, when the school began work on an expansion of its campus in 2015, Aquatherm products were actively sought out as an integral component.

Located in inner-city Detroit, U of D Jesuit was founded in 1877. The college preparatory school has prospered through good times and bad by focusing on its founders’ Jesuit values and preparing students to become community leaders.

“Most of us tradesmen in the field are ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ types. But I will say that after going through the process and the pressure test, I’m more than comfortable installing and recommending Aquatherm pipe”
—Josh Umphrey, Journeyman Pipe Fitter,
John E. Green Co., Highland Park, MI

This commitment to academic excellence, faith, and service has drawn students from the Greater Detroit Area and resulted in a stellar reputation

The all-male school’s mission statement reads, in part, “U of D Jesuit, in collaboration with parents, will challenge its students to go beyond academic excellence, to be reflective, to be committed to the service of personal faith and the promotion of justice: to be ‘Men for Others.’”

The majority of the current campus was built in 1930, and although staff considered leaving the urban site for a new building in the suburbs in the mid-1990s, ultimately the decision was made to commit to the existing campus.