Eric Ettinger & Robert Ettinger Partnering to Re-Shape Long Island City

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These two mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/ FP), consulting design engineers are renowned throughout New York City and the tri-state area as a son and father team that are dedicated to formulating original designs that consider the architects’ and developers’ requirements along with the people who will live and/or work in the building. Robert Ettinger founded Engineering Associates in 1960. It began, forty-five years ago when Robert Ettinger formulated breakthrough engineering designs in modular hot water heating systems that received accolades throughout the engineering community. Today the spirit continues in this son and father team. Developers and architects regard them as highly creative and flexible team of consulting engineers that consistently create effective designs. Their innovative contributions to building design in NYC, the metro and tri-state area are notable.

Eric Ettinger and the Ettinger Engineering Associates team is in the process of designing a project at Thomson Avenue & Court Square (45-31 Court Square), which is being developed by The Andalex Group. This residential conversion project is situated in the heart of Long Island City the dynamic neighborhood just minutes from Manhattan that is home to a spectacular arts community. The unique triangular shaped structure will be transformed into luxury condominium residences with outstanding views of Manhattan. Ettinger Engineering Associates is excited to be a part of the progress in Long Island City and honored to perform the (MEP) engineering design for this project. We look forward to being an integral part of the ongoing development in this area. Ettinger Engineering has chosen to use vertical water source heat pumps to provide heating and cooling to all of the apartments. The obvious benefit is the ability for each tenant to control their individual heat and air conditioning temperature in their own apartment. Other benefits include the system’s energy efficiency long-term will accrue cost savings. For the developer, a substantial cost savings will come from Ettinger Engineering Associates ability to adapt the existing steam boilers to feed the closed loop heat pump system.

Thomson and Court Square will also have many special features including a distinctive pool and gym. Advanced technology will be utilized in these areas to keep the tenants and their guests comfortable. Ettinger Engineering chose a “Desert System” unit for the pool area dehumidification requirements. This system dehumidifies the air coming from the pool, maximizing comfort levels for all. This is truly an exceptional building in a part of our metro-area promising to be the next “hot spot” to live.

The architectural firm working on this project is Costas Kondylis & Partners.

For additional information about Ettinger Engineering Associates contact:

Eric Ettinger or Emily Kron at

Ettinger Engineering Associates

Phone: 212-244-2410

Fax: 212-643-1606

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