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,
Unfortunately, there are still hundreds, if not thousands, of buildings with serious and lingering IAQ problems, but they could alleviate the situation with simple and cost-effective hvac control techniques.
Last month, the story of how an historic Boston facility in need of a retrofit met the program management process. This month, the team installs a wide variety of improvements, and a delicate project comes to fruition.
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.