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HTS Texas and Gillette Cool Renaissance Plaza. 
With Green, LEED-Qualifying HVAC Equipment

HTS Texas, one of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers’ representatives in North America, announced today that it has provided Concord Properties with energy-efficient HVAC equipment for the company’s Renaissance Plaza professional business center in San Antonio, TX.

The LEED-certified project is being conducted in tandem with HTS Texas partner, Gillette Air Conditioning, a mechanical contractor also of San Antonio.

The team was chosen because of an eighteen- year history with Concord Properties to implement successful HVAC solutions. Owned by an affiliate of Concord Properties, a 2009 San Antonio Business Journal “Going Green Award” recipient, Renaissance Plaza is recognized as one of the city’s most impressive landmarks. Towering 11 stories into the San Antonio skyline, Renaissance Plaza provides the amenities and professional environment for the optimal contemporary business setting in one of the city’s most prestigious and sought-after locations. 

In an effort to provide cost-effective tenant comfort and to meet growing sustainability standards, HTS Texas and Gillette provided the 200,000 square foot business center with LEED-qualifying equipment including two 400-ton Daikin-McQuay Magnitude ™ Magnetic Bearing Chillers that were hoisted 150-feet in the air for rooftop installation by a 250-foot boom crane.

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The quiet, oil-free chillers were chosen after a third party review was conducted on behalf of Concord Properties and determined expected energy savings of nearly 65 percent for Renaissance Plaza. Concord Properties expects to receive approximately $120,000 in local CPS Energy rebates due to the new chillers’ industry-leading part-load operating efficiencies.

“HTS Texas and Gillette were proud to team together to deliver Concord Properties real success by providing sustainable, cost-effective HVAC equipment for Renaissance Plaza,” said Mike Donovan, principal of HTS Texas. “We believe the eco-friendly installation will further advance the property’s LEED strategy to “go green” while allowing their valuable tenants a cooler atmosphere.”

“For the past eighteen months Concord Properties has been dedicated to finding new, innovative ways to modernize Renaissance Plaza by implementing high-performance, LEED-qualifying equipment and technologies that offer a significant return on investment, such as the HVAC chiller replacements performed by Gillette and HTS Texas, lighting and plumbing retrofits, and condensate recycling for use in the cooling tower,” said Bill Ellis, president, Concord Properties.

“Thus, this is yet another exciting milestone achieved along our journey to make Renaissance Plaza a market leader with the help of our trusted partners, HTS Texas and Gillette.” For further information about HTS, visit their website at For more information about Gillette, visit For more information about Concord Properties, visit




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