Rabiah is a supervising mechanical engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, San Diego. He is retired from the University of Michigan after 28 years as a facility engineer. His area of expertise covers HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and elevators.
In addition to promoting the efficiency and economy of providing a
fancoil unit for each lab space to complement a more typical VAV
approach, the author also submits a few tips for the design and
submittal process for consultants.
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.