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“Not enough airflow.”
These were just a few of the countless complaints that facilities managers of the Basic Medical Science Building at the University of New Mexico were receiving on a regular basis.
Last September, on what would normally have been a mild autumn day, Southern California was blasted by a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures spiraling upwards to 116°F in the Los Angeles basin. The heat was far above the normal highs, which would typically be in the mid-70s.
Located in this city’s famous Loop commercial center, the 600-foot-tall Chicago Board of Trade Building (CBOT) houses the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. Until recently, the building also housed a pair of aging built-up systems that were beginning to worry management.
Low-speed fans provide needed ach at this remote mountain hospital. All buildings, regardless of age, are susceptible to IAQ deficiencies. Chemical exposure from new construction, tight building envelopes, and humidity
Tankless water heaters saved California State University Northridge money in energy costs. Beverly Watson can easily laugh about the idea today, now that her recent tankless water heater retrofit project
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.