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.
Gone are yesterday's unreliable and inaccurate sensors and controls. Today's devices, including temperature, humidity, and CO2 sensors, are not only highly accurate and dependable, they also last longer and provide buildings with greater comfort and energy savings.
Providing the right amount of air to ensure occupant comfort requires a thorough knowledge of the instruments used to measure air volume and velocity in duct systems. It's information engineers should know.
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.