Belimo Americas has released its new inline Flow Meters (.5 in to 2 in) which aim to provide accurate and repeatable hot or chilled water flow measurement. Utilizing an ultrasonic transit time technology, the transducers perform as both emitter and receiver to provide accurate signal. The meter is multi-point wet calibrated to ensure accuracy and repeatability.
The Museum of the Bible’s project team was already up against the extremes of Washington weather and the high demands of IAQ for artifact preservation. A system that harnessed adequate cooling, heating, humidification, and ventilation capabilities would still have one more hurdle: a physical footprint of hardly Biblical proportion. Get a first look at this testament to design acumen and true collaboration.
In which the design team realized they could pump irrigation water from the campus’ main distribution line at night to use for cooling during the day if they could figure out how to store thousands of gallons of water on the new building’s first floor -- a vertically small space. Piping strategy, CFD, and chilled beams fill out an innovative closing argument on behalf of this Utah law school.
The Liberty Series by Ace Heating Solutions LLC is a fully condensing, commercial water heater/boiler. According to the company, the Liberty is designed with high quality materials, including a stainless steel heat exchanger, allowing for a long service life.
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.