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.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue