Modular heat pumps, geothermal, energy recovery, demand control ventilation, an integrated digital control system, and more stretched out the sustainability and maintained a lean energy profile to serve local residents
When MEP engineering firm Glumac set up a new office space on the ground floor of an existing high-rise in Irvine, CA, the company had an ambitious goal even before the move-in — to certify the new 8,762-sq-ft space Platinum under LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI).
Last month, the National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference and Expo wrapped up with a look at how building information modeling (BIM) is being taught to the next generation of building industry professionals.
There have been dramatic changes to the building controls market over the last 20 to 30 years. The “energy crisis” of the 1970s (along with the development of the microprocessor) sent the “Big 5” dominated pneumatics market into an energy management system (EMS) orbit that was joined by several dozen other manufacturers by the mid-1980s.