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?
The high-profile equipment involves an efficient, resilient trigeneration plant to provide heating, cooling, and power service. However, UConn’s most critical asset may be its forward-thinking, campus-wide energy strategy. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.