D’Antonio is president of PCD Engineering Services
(www.pcdengineerging.com), an award-winning provider of building
energy analysis, mechanical/electrical design, and commissioning. His
firm’s projects reflect the company’s commitment to energy and
environmental design. He has held the role of general contractor,
engineer, and planner and is an accomplished author and national
speaker on building energy efficiency and sustainable design. His
work has been recognized with design and service awards from various
organizations such as the U.S. EPA, USGBC, Colorado Governor’s
Energy Office, Colorado Renewable Energy Society and the Poudre
School District. He is member of the American Society of Heating
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers technical committee TC
7.6 – Systems Energy Utilization and is a member of the editorial
advisory board for Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine. PCD
Engineering has participated in nineteen LEED projects.
the author draws on experience to review a number of heating sources
and fuel sources with regard to efficiency, pollution, maintenance,
and cost. Is a hybrid design selected for the application’s
parameters your best path to a balance of performance and expense?
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.