Do you remember your first college Parents Weekend, when as a freshman you welcomed mom and dad into your room? Did you have to hastily transform your room into an “acceptable” living space just prior to this reunion?
Few areas can be as tough to condition as pools and ice rinks. Indoor pools, or natatoriums, need to be able to maintain a space temperature warmer than the water temperature and space humidity between 50% to 60%.
Critical facility HVAC and indoor air management is not all alike! In doing my homework for writing this column on critical facilities, I have been struck by the precision of IAQ monitoring in data centers.
Environmental factors, IAQ-related codes and standards, even architectural building materials … a lot of factors combine to create a moving target for designers of good humidification systems. That’s not even considering the potential hiccups lurking in the construction process or resulting from an inattentive project team member. From the humidity basics to equipment placement to post-occupancy maintenance that can thwart lawsuits, pursue the path to appropriate humidity and minimal risk.