Fletcher is executive vice president of EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems, Inc. an Irvine, CA-based HVAC service company. Mesa is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses globally.
To maintain performance for the guests who check in, this historical landmark had to arrange for its chiller plant to check out - not just entailing a retrofit, but including a shift in location away from the traditional hotel grounds. See how the new plant and its controls have boosted efficiency, and why the move also helped the hotel stop blowing fuses at special events.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.