Host of Ideal Conditions, Tyler Kern, spoke with Business Unit Manager, John C. Pfeffer, and Business Development Specialist, JT Gunter, on four interesting — yet uniquely challenging — projects that exemplify their expertise in climate control and problem solving, and how they utilize data to keep customers competitive in today’s world.
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What does a limestone cave, state capitol building, hockey arena, and pharmaceutical manufacturing warehouse have in common? Well, they all needed a climate control solution and knew Polygon would be able to navigate their projects’ unique needs and many challenges. In fact, the team was able to overcome some truly great odds — like encountering technological communication issues within the cave; witnessing a tornado threaten to damage the capitol’s structure; navigating a giant, passionate hockey fan celebration; and even working through the strict health regulations during the height of a pandemic.
The two guests recount how they tackled these projects with ingenuity and thorough planning. This looked like wrapping the entire Missouri State Capitol building in a thick poly — described humorously as “bubble wrapping” by Gunter— remaining in constant communication with contractors, relying on key internal stakeholders for advisement, and so much more. According to Pfeffer, “It’s challenging but… it’s fun. You’re in a high-profile situation… and it’s definitely worth the effort.”
Clearly, the team enjoys tackling these challenging projects and do so with ease. However, one technological piece the two elaborated on is Polygon’s monitoring system, which can now sense temperature readings and even particulates, depending on what the customer needs. The selling point of this technology is that there is data captured for customers to extract and analyze their levels, then make strategic decisions from that information. And with sustainability and health safety at the top of most consumer’s priorities these days, this system not only ensures their building is operating efficiently and effectively — helping to reduce energy waste and expenses — but it also helps increase indoor air quality, effectively making a safer environment for employees and guests. Additionally, because of this technology, customers can now show stakeholders hard proof of their investment in sustainability over time.
“It’s a testament to the culture of the company and the… willingness to kind of go into the unknown really,” Pfeffer said.
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