Transforming Safety and Efficiency at a School in Brooklyn, NY

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Transforming Safety and Efficiency at a School in Brooklyn, NY

◩ Project Type


◩ Project location

Brooklyn, NY

◩ System specifications

9 WSMM Snow Melting zones

◩ Client

Hershey Mertz

◩ Heating system

WSMM-240/2000 x 6, WSMM-240/4000 x3, WSMM-240/6000 x17

◩ Project size

2800 Sqft

Snow Melting Mats

The Challenge

Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, a local school faced a recurring challenge during the winter months—safety around their multi-floor building. The traditional methods of snow removal, including manual shoveling and salt application, were proving to be insufficient and time-consuming. The risk of slippery surfaces and potential accidents posed a significant concern for the school administration. Recognizing the need for an innovative solution to ensure the safety of students and staff, they aimed for a more efficient and effective approach to winter weather management.

The Solution

In response to the pressing safety challenge, the school decided to invest in nine cutting-edge snow melting mat systems. Strategically placed in high-traffic areas such as entryways, ramps, and pathways, these electrically heated mats offered a comprehensive solution to snow and ice accumulation. The installation of these systems did not only eliminate the labor-intensive process of manual snow removal but also provided a proactive and reliable means of maintaining safe walkways. The decision to embrace this advanced technology showcased the school's commitment to the well-being and security of its community.

The Result

For the Brooklyn school, the installation of the nine snow melting mat systems had immediate and significant benefits. During the winter months, the mats effectively prevented the formation of ice and snow, ensuring that the pathways and entry points remained clear and safe for everyone. The risk of slips and falls was reduced, promoting a safer environment for students, teachers, and staff. Beyond safety, the school also experienced increased operational efficiency, as the time and resources previously dedicated to snow removal were redirected to more beneficial academic endeavors. The decision to embrace innovative technology not only addressed the immediate safety concerns but also showcased the school as a forward-thinking institution dedicated to providing a secure and supportive learning environment, even in the face of challenging weather conditions.

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