Articles Tagged with ''UFAD''

Cool Air Commodity UFAD Systems In High-Density Trading Floors

Here, the pressures on the occupants are exceeded only by the weight of the cooling loads. However, underfloor air proves to be a good fit for an unusual setting. Take stock of the requirements, then look for designs that can pay dividends.
By Maureen Kozel, P.E., LEED AP and Saahil Tumber, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP
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In this digital age, open outcry trading floors have all but been replaced with electronic trading platforms
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Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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Calculated Conditioning: The IAQ Of UFAD

UFAD and displacement ventilation systems require accurate estimates to meet relative humidity requirements and ensure efficient operations. Take a look at a few design options, and contemplate the reader challenge at the end.
By Robert Bolin, P.E., HBDP, LEED Fellow and Andrew Reilman, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP BD+C
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Since their introduction in Europe in the 1950s, and their domestic rise in specification during the 1990s, UFAD and displacement ventilation systems promise significant energy savings as a direct result of a higher supply air temperature that yields an increase in the use of economizer or free cooling hours.
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Fan terminals elevate raised-floor office project

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Critchfield Mechanical, Inc. an HVAC engineering firm in Menlo Park, CA needed a cost-effective and energy-efficient perimeter zone ventilation solution.
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Library earns LEED, foils complaints with UFAD

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Patrick Baldwin-McCurdy fields daily indoor air temperature requests from employees and students, but Seattle University’s (SU) lead buildings control technician rarely hears HVAC complaints from the college’s new library addition featuring under floor air distribution (UFAD).
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