how the song goes, there actually is something like the real thing.
Here, one consulting firm reports on its own use of CFD - when to
deploy it, how to incorporate it in given situations, and what kinds
of benefits it can yield. From identifying trouble spots in fume
ventilation to making a school district more comfortable with
committing to underfloor air, the advantages can add up.
Integration has been the buzzword for this Colorado district, even going back to the way funding was obtained. From a hydronics system designed with simplicity and smart sequencing in mind to right-sizing throughout the project, engineers made this school a study in simultaneously pursuing first-cost and long-term performance success.
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.