Software monitoring saved a San Diego pharmaceutical lab 45% in energy costs.The U.S. pharmaceutical industry consumes nearly $1 billion in energy annually. Lab facilities often have environmental and cleanroom requirements
Chilled beams installed at the Marywood University School of Architecture reduced energy consumption and saved space.Colleges and universities are changing the way they approach construction projects, and Marywood University is
This Rhode Island center of higher learning challenged an initial
benchmark and forged a vision of better energy management through an
upgraded campus-wide BAS. A design-bid approach, a five-point
scorecard for grading bids, and a full-time monitor for the new setup
were just three example of how process can drive performance in
educational and commercial settings alike.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.