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
It is a challenge creating quality steam using existing boiler efficiencies. Capturing actual boiler operations illustrates the effects of steam quality (vs. boiler efficiency) during different boiler and steam system demands.
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.