Here’s a task: bridge the new mechanical room to the utility connection in the old space - located in an adjacent building in Chicago’s South Loop. Room for equipment is frequently tight, but in the case of this steam pipe, the room for error was less than one inch. The kind of planning that navigated that challenge accounted for (almost) everything in this tricky retrofit.
The first university cogen plant in the U.S. to
Platinum certification, the OSU Energy Center succeeded via consistently
efficiency-minded design and an exceptional level of analysis and teamwork in
the commissioning process. Fuel flexibility, staff training, and a projected
$650,000 annual savings didn’t hurt, either.
Tankless water heaters saved California State University Northridge money in energy costs. Beverly Watson can easily laugh about the idea today, now that her recent tankless water heater retrofit project
An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
The ﬁnal air toxic rules for institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) boilers (after almost two decades of legal wrangling, political pandering and intrusion, and boiler-user dread) have been inked and will soon be published in the Federal Register - an action that will begin the compliance clock ticking for new and existing boilers in these sectors.
For almost a century, operators of boilers and steam using equipment have realized the benefits of higher process efficiency and extended equipment life made possible by reducing the feedwater dissolved oxygen (DO) levels to the lowest possible values.
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.