“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.
Whether at work or in our personal lives, we all try to be smart shoppers. We’ll go that extra mile to save a few percent on upfront purchase costs but every so often miss the big picture by not taking total cost of ownership (TCO) into account.
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.
A lot has happened since the author’s 2008
article. It’s prime time to revisit expectations for BAS and chiller
optimization controls, and then have a look at several of today’s options for
anyone managing chilled water flow to wring the last drop of efficiency out of
Forget high-tech or
high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking
for the next aisle over, deploying a
Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach?
Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the
seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
The author describes how toilet flushes
aerosolize germs sending them airborne to soar around and infect their next
victim(s) because bathrooms are designed backwards. Learn novel ways to control
and clean bathroom air to help control airborne disease transmission problems.
So feel free to hold your nose as you learn about how you can help protect
people’s health within your client’s buildings.
Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.