Trane recently partnered with a group of energy modelers from industry leading companies and, using the Trane TRACE™ 700 energy modeling software, modeled a net-zero office building using specific contest criteria in the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.