It’s one thing to aim for LEED® Platinum status for your company’s new offices. It’s another to do it in a region of the world where nobody is familiar with a design and documentation process of that complexity. Borrowing sustainability goals from the U.S. and on-site support from a group in India, this controls company integrated multiple protocols, touchscreen phones, solar chillers and more for the Middle East’s first LEED building of any level.
NSF International is in the business of writing standards for and certifying a wide range of products and consumer goods, so consistency and continuity are essential to protecting a reputation. When the Michigan company needed a humidification retrofit, it needed a system to maintain testing conditions; what it got saved operating expenses and reduced labor as well. See how the project performed and learn some in’s and out’s of adiabatic design and installation along the way.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.