Modular heat pumps, geothermal, energy recovery, demand control ventilation, an integrated digital control system, and more stretched out the sustainability and maintained a lean energy profile to serve local residents
The city of Côte Saint Luc in Quebec recently opened its new Aquatic and Community Centre with a cost of $18 million. While this may seem like a hefty price tag, the city will be saving millions of dollars on energy costs, thanks in part to the center’s HVAC system.
Whether your client has a school or office building, desiccant dehumidification can successfully control the project’s humidity, save energy, and remove pollutants. This primer empowers you to teach your clients how desiccants work, while other tips and applications can help your future projects more than make the grade.
Review the work that engineers and clinicians put into creating an amendment
to the standard for relative humidity in the operating room and other
spaces. The goal was to see whether it was possible to adjust rh
thresholds without affecting patient health, but the associated
potential equipment savings may make facility budget directors feel
the best of all.
What if you could see into the future and see how your past health care
designs might affect a facility in the future? You can; you just need
to take the time to learn from the past. Or even better, learn from
the past of others whose designs didn’t go quite as well as they
had expected, thanks to this thoughtful interrogation from a forensic
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.