Waste heat recovery innovation doesn’t make the news that often, so when it does, I have to wonder whether you, clever reader, can steer that innovation toward some creative advancements for the HVAC industry.
Over the years of designing and building HVAC infrastructure, I’ve been fortunate to be able to complete the projects via integrated project delivery (IPD) and design-build (D-B), in addition to design-bid-build (DBB) and construction management (CM).
During construction of the 190-unit, 15-story JeffJack Apartments building in downtown Chicago, the owner sought an effective method to prevent snow and ice build-up on the building’s parking garage ramps during winter.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.