F&D signs up for BGE chilled-water systemThe Fidelity...

Maryland Watch

April 23, 1996

F&D signs up for BGE chilled-water system

The Fidelity & Deposit Cos. yesterday became the first private customer of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s new chilled-water cooling system for its two downtown office buildings.

The decision by F&D to convert its electric air-conditioning systems in the 16-story Fidelity Building at 210 N. Charles St. and 20-story 300 St. Paul Place building is expected to save the company tens of thousands of dollars in cooling costs, although it declined to provide specific figures.

With Comfort Link, a partnership between BGE and the Monumental Investment Corp., F&D avoids replacing 40-year-old equipment at a cost exceeding $1 million. The company also will be in compliance with federal regulations that eliminate refrigerant chemicals, said John E. Zeller, F&D's manager of real estate.

The Comfort Link contract will run until 2017. F&D is expected to be hooked up to the new system next spring.

F&D's air conditioning will be supplied from the former Hamburger's Building downtown. BGE and Monumental bought the Charles Center building last month as part of the $60 million chilled-water system.

Pub Date: 4/23/96

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