The advent of deregulation and the ever-decreasing cost of information technologies is making that meter on the side of the building a hot property. Manufacturers, utilities, and energy services providers are lined up at the door, wanting to offer metering services to companies big and small.
The philosophy behind creating an Office of Energy Management helped California State University (Northridge) make the transition from $350 million in damage to $700,000 in annual savings.After the 1994 earthquake
A potent combination of thermal storage, a three-pronged chiller approach, and unique "trigeneration" technology contributes to the comfort of countless groups - engineers and otherwise - convening each year at
At the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in Pittsburgh, two original 990-ton chillers were replaced with two 600-ton, high-efficiency centrifugal machines plus ice storage. "The project started out as an
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.