Zero energy buildings (ZEBs) eliminate the use of non-renewable energy sources by decreasing energy use and producing enough renewable energy to meet the annual energy use attributable to their buildings.
Since its inception in 2003, ASHRAE Technical Committee TC 9.9 has focused on the challenge of publishing valuable content to address the rapidly changing world of mission critical facilities, data centers, technology spaces, and electronic equipment (from electronic equipment to large data center campuses).
According to ASHRAE, the growing use of plug loads in buildings as well as insufficient data on how much energy they generate present a challenge to engineers in determining how to best cool a building.
ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its “Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings,” Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2015, in Atlanta at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.
Today’s grocery stores often include a wide range of prepared food services and expanded fresh food products, which creates unique challenges in the design process due to the needed balance between refrigeration, food service, and HVAC systems.
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.