A building's mechanical and structural systems can either help or hinder the life of mold in a facility. Consider this a refresher on fundamental causes, along with several design and maintenance antidotes.
Three high-profile projects shine a spotlight on hvac in Atlanta - be it guaranteeing hot water for guests, keeping the ice play-ready for its pro team, or accommodating scores of people destined to visit in the future. As AHR/ASHRAE visitors pull in late this month, they'll find a city that's more than ready.
Although oversizing of conventional systems is still a culprit at large, and certain desiccant advantages seem clear, some engineers would most like to get their hands on independent research proving exactly when desiccants are the superior dehumidification option.
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.