Revitalizing turn-of-the-century infrastructure means finding a way to dehumidify interiors successfully. Before you move on to weighing DOAS and other techniques, understand the built-in relationship between these structures and water.
This thorough article provides an overview contrasting
traditional design elements with approaches not usually selected for mission
critical facilities. From ventilation to piping to chiller configuration to
water usage, nothing is taken for granted - except the need for reliability and
the desire to increase efficiency. The authors, from Syska Hennessy Group, also
discuss their firm’s Green Critical Facilities Committee and how it works
within the framework of the conventional process.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.