When this Maine hospital decided to implement a totally new HVAC system to manage temperature and humidity levels in its operating suites, the resulting custom ventilation/dehumidification system got the attention of the DOE. The project team was lucky as well as good, finding a serendipitous solution for its temporary changeover cooling needs that played right into the facility's long-term plans. Read on about implementing innovation within a tight installation window.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.