From videotaping an initial discussion about past projects to deploying vertical duct distribution, no idea was too unconventional for this unusual retrofit: transforming an aging hotel into a modern biomedical facility. Get the story, with an emphasis on how the different project entities worked with each other and ultimately earned a LEED® rating to boot.
ATC: automatic temperature control sequence of operationFPT: functional performance test narrative to demonstrate the system performance to the commissioning engineer and/or building ownerNo sooner had the July edition of the
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.