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
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.