A hospital with a smart HVAC design can still suffer mold if
maintenance misses a beat. Likewise, the best O&M regimen can’t
avoid the consequences if the HVAC is designed for the wrong
temperature range, or if the humidity level is anyone’s guess. Prevent
unwanted condensation and worse with this condensed look at both sides
of the IAQ coin.
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.