Energy efficiency and historic preservation are rarely synonymous. More often than not, one must be compromised for the sake of the other. Fortunately, the University of Arkansas found a way around such compromises when it came to the restoration and mechanical renovation of the school’s beloved Peabody Hall.
Initially, Washington State Archives looked at traditional standalone dataloggers for its environmental monitoring. However, when Stoehr researched the Onset website, he determined that wireless data nodes offered significant benefits.
Besides prevention of energy losses and flying insect infiltration, a medical center maintenance staff discovered a new air curtain benefit; adding an integral awning to keep patrons dry during rainstorms and complement exterior building aesthetics.
Research-based and technology-driven, Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. is a major Canadian biopharmaceutical company that recently inaugurated Canada’s largest livestock vaccine manufacturing facility. Located in Belleville, Ontario, Bioniche Life Sciences’ new Animal Health and Food Safety Vaccine Manufacturing Centre is a state-of-the-art $27 million plant equipped with the very latest and most advanced technologies, including two gas-fired LX-150 boilers from Miura, a manufacturer of ultra-low NOx modular on-demand steam solutions.
Featuring a corporate history dating to the early 20th century and cutting-edge technology such as the Crest® Condensing Boiler, Lochinvar® Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters, and storage tanks.
“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.
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.