Thermal ice storage is the latest addition to an energy-wise response to heating and cooling demands for 176 buildings on the University of Arizona’s 355-acre campus. With a mix of chiller types and fuel sources, the school’s effort to integrate its energy system and further diversify with TES has already paid off not only in day-to-day operations, but it also helped avoid a service meltdown in the midst of an outage caused by an off-campus accident.
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.