A courthouse's acoustical needs are second perhaps only to a concert hall. Furthermore, specialized spaces and biosafety concerns compel a careful zoning approach for ventilation and life safety. Consider this brief outlining the evidence in support of airside economizers and VAV. Moreover, you be the judge of which tools - from attenuators to floating floors and flexible connectors - can prevent a trial-and-error approach for future courthouse projects.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue