Robert Gulick P.E., LEED

As one of the founding principals of Mazzetti & Associates’ Portland office, Gulick has been a hands-on leader of the firm for over 28 years. A licensed mechanical engineer in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Virginia, his innovative approach has contributed to award-winning, state-of-the-future sustainable designs. He has played a significant design role in hospital central plant design and major health care facilities. He is a member and past Oregon Chapter president of ASHRAE and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Consulting Engineers of Oregon.


Displacement Ventilation In Hospitals

By Robert Gulick P.E., LEED
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Two North American consulting firms set out to investigate the safety and economic possibilities of using displacement in hospitals instead of traditional ventilation strategies. Here, one firm reports on testing in an ER waiting room setting (which itself can be an infection transmission problem waiting to happen). The research also raised a couple of unexpected questions – when does overhead ventilation “imitate” displacement, and are air changes always all they’re cracked up to be?
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