is the Principal in charge of mechanical design for Alegro
Engineering, L.P., an El Paso, TX-based engineering design and
consulting firm. He has 21 years of experience in the design of
mechanical systems for educational, institutional, and manufacturing
facilities in the United States and Mexico.
In this overview of a three-school hydronics project in Texas, the author demonstrates how control is critical and why it’s worth putting some thought into alternate design scenarios along the way. He also offers a couple of tips for retrofits in constantly occupied spaces.
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.