Oakwood Hospital, in Dearborn, MI, replaced an aging and inefficient chiller with a 650-ton electric centrifugal chiller that offered partial-load flexibility and energy/cost savings. The chiller sections had to pass
Thirty years ago, recreation was decidedly low-tech. Computer technology was in its infancy. And students weren't as body-conscious as they are nowadays. The most "high-tech" of college workout facilities sported
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.