Jordan Hall at the NE Conservatory of Music
First opened in 1903, Jordan Hall has long been recognized as one of the nation’s most important concert halls. Every summer the facility was shut down for lack of air conditioning. The revitalization of this National Historic Landmark re-established the hall as a prime venue for performance, teaching and recording and confirmed its role as the centerpiece of the New England Conservatory of Music. The addition of roof mounted gas-fired absorber chiller heaters and custom roof mounted air handlers provided the ability to cool the Hall. Acoustical treatments for HVAC equipment and ductwork to meet the perfect acoustics of the Hall were extremely challenging to achieve. Today, Jordan Hall serves as a major center for musical performances in the Boston area, offering over 100 free concerts each year, in addition to serving as a classroom and rehearsal hall for over 750 New England Conservatory students.