Three years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was experiencing a problem completely unrelated to the task of educating its vast student body. Amid the usual stresses of standardized test scores, dress codes, hallway decorum, and lunchroom nutrition, more than half of the district’s schools were faced with aging, dilapidated mechanical systems that posed a possible health risk to students and faculty.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue