Eventually, the lights will go out, or try to go out. Factors such as a hospital's equipment priorities, alternative cooling strategies, and emergency generator service must be considered when power outages occur. By James F. Newton, P.E.
The Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center was built in 1974 to provide care for psychiatric patients of Boston's low-income community. The 10-story, 200,000-sq-ft hospital was equipped with two steam-driven,
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.