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.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.