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.
recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about
the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a
follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven
consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives
that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a
leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive
attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to
Well, a whole lot of the time, according to the author. Consider his
interesting perspective on the effort we pour into increasing
efficiency in buildings and what it gets us in the end with regard to
consumption. Also, can you guess the one sector that has actually
managed to reduce usage? Find out and read some theories why.
One of the most dissonant and anger-filled elections in memory is now history, and presumably in
most cases, the results are in. Where do we go from here? Or is it like your 21st birthday, where the day you turn 21 is remarkably the same as the day before?
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.