The type of water used - potable, softened, high-purity, or boiler water - affects a humidification system's performance, vapor quality, and efficiency. Know the differences in order to choose the best solution for a specific application's needs.
Ensuring adequate humidity is seen increasingly as another way to maintain worker productivity. The author examines one type of humidification system, how it should be engineered for optimum efficiency, and some of the challenges involved with incorporating it into an existing hvac system.
A cogeneration system and new central chilled water loop are already paying off for the University of Florida. Now, a 34-building performance contract retrofit should save another $4 million annually.These
Pittsburgh's Duquesne University installed chillers on the sloped floor of a space previously used as a parking deck.Duquesne University in Pittsburgh features one of the most comfortable urban campuses in
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.