OK, not exactly simply. This lesson plan featured a one-two combo of radiant heat and displacement ventilation, along with smart use of sensors in its ventilation strategy. Multiple lighting/daylighting tactics drive costs down further while protecting comfort, and in every aspect, the team kept their eyes on cost vs. grants and equipment payback to keep the budget in check.
At this university in Maine, a geothermal system, VSDs, and
controls that monitor CO2 and daylight lead the charge against
conventional energy consumption. See how the equipment complements
other measures like a green roof and renewable power purchasing in the
project’s effort to move to the head of the class.
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