Civic / Cultural Projects

East County Courts

Summary coming soon…


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Legendary collaboration between four great NW General Contractors.  We are proud we were also able to be a part of this.

Check out the DJC article.

Office Projects

General Automotive Building

The newly renovated General Automotive Building located in the Pearl District is a modern building with deep roots in Portland history.  The original brick building was fully restored and a two-story addition was added.  At 40,000 s.f., the GAB has room for many tenants.  The GAB is pursuing LEED Platinum designation.
American Heating, Inc. has performed several TI’s within the building including;
  • Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • Lapchi
  • StepChange
  • Shop Igniter
  • Swell Path
  • Iron Horse
  • Puppet Labs
  • Executive Suites
  • Network Redux
  • Parilli Renison



Office Projects

Ziba World Headquarters

Ziba Design’s headquarters located in the Pearl District has become a landmark for the area.  With it’s sleek design and massive size, the Ziba building stands out among the surrounding area.  At 76,000 square feet and 3 stories, the building houses Ziba’s headquarters and has room for ground floor retail, and TI space on the 3rd floor.

American Heating installed 3 Aaon rooftop units to serve the building – one of those is dedicated to their auditorium.  Seventy six terminal units were also installed to efficiently distribute the  air over the 3 floors.  A Daikin VRF system was installed to serve future tenant spaces which included a 16-ton condensing unit.


  • Currently working on the SKB TI on the 3rd floor
  • Currently working on the Jama TI on the 1st floor
Education Featured Front Page Projects

University Pointe at College Station

Located between Southwest Fifth and Sixth avenue and College and Jackson streets, Portland State University’s new 16 story dorm will have room to house nearly 1,000 students.

The heating & cooling system for the building is comprised of Mitsubishi City-Multi VRFZ system that consists of 27 roof mounted heat pumps and 343 indoor fan coils.  Nearly 50,000 feet of refrigeration piping will be installed in the building to distribute the heating and cooling load.  The flexibility of the City-Multi system will allow each individual dorm room to have control of their own indoor environment.


Miracles Club Set To Open

Very thankful that we got to be a part of this project and the outcome is fantastic.  It was another rewarding project with Walsh Construction.

Check out the article from the Oregonian…


Bud Clark Commons (Resource Access Center)

Set to open to the public on June 2, 2011, the Bud Clark Commons was a fantastic project to be a part of.

See the DJC article.

See our project profile.

Office Projects


Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R)’s new home is a 38,000 square foot state of the art facility. Designed to last 30 years and withstand major earthquakes, this facility can operate on it’s own for 78 hours if they lose power.

American Heating’s scope included installing an additional 30-ton VAV unit to complement the existing VAV unit and 45 new terminal units to distribute the air amongst the buildings 3 floors.  Two floor mounted 10-ton CRAC units were installed in the ground floor data center while their remote condensers were installed on the roof.   We also tied into the existing Trane DDC system that was already on site.

Extensive building commissioning was performed on the building to guarantee the building performs as designed.  The mechanical system was meticulously reviewed and passed by the independent commissioning agent.

Education Projects

OSU – Heckart Lodge

Heckart Lodge located on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR was in crucial need of updating and renovation.  Slated to house new classroom and office facilities, a new and more efficient mechanical system was installed.

A new fluid cooler, twenty-nine new console water source heat pumps, a heat exchanger, and air handling unit were all installed as part of the upgrade.  Hydronic condenser water piping, steam piping and condensate return piping were also replaced in this renovation.

Check out the printable project profile.



Mixed Use / Multifamily Projects

Maryville Nursing Home

Maryville Nursing Home is located in Beaverton and occupies 92,000 square feet. Maryville houses hundreds of assisted living apartments, full service kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as dozens of offices and other amenities. Originally constructed in 1964 minimal upgrades had been made to the original mechanical systems.

American Heating, Inc. designed and installed an energy efficiency retrofit of the boilers, chiller, DHW, and DDC control system. AHI replaced the chilled water plant with a new chiller with condenser heat recovery to the domestic water system. The boiler was upgraded to a fully modulating condensing boiler. New condensing water heaters were installed. The DDC control system was a complete replacement and included converting the two pipe system into a more comfortable multizone two pipe system with dozens of control zones located in the mechanical room.

Due to the 24/7 operation of the facility AHI coordinated a construction and implementation schedule to complete project with no down-time for the owner. The design included minimal intrusion by locating the majority of the components in the central plant.