It’s typical for a chiller to contribute to occupant comfort. It’s less typical for a chiller to ensure occupant survival, but such is the mix of occupants at The Wild Center in the Adirondacks. In this year’s Engineering Award-winning project, the array of HVAC chal-lenges and circumstances is as wide as the variety of environments recreated “in nature” for two-legged visitors to experience. All in all, New York’s first LEED®-certified museum brings the outside in with nimble but powerful design.
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.