HVAC systems in Urban Outfitters’ new headquarters had to work not only for comfort but also as part of the interior design. Ultimately, radiant heating and cooling, CFD to navigate some tight spacing, and some value engineering touches created a configuration every bit as distinctive as the facility’s koi ponds and gourmet cafeteria.
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.