free webinar

Keep cool and register for Critical Cooling & Controls!
On-site at AHR Expo, January 27th in Chicago! Limited to 150 attendees…

Articles by Joanna Turpin

A Clearview Of The Future

Clearview Elementary School in Hanover, PA, was designed first and foremost to help children succeed academically. School district officials were well aware of the scientific studies conducted by the California Board for Energy Efficiency, which showed learning rates, as measured by test scores, were 16% to 26% higher in classrooms with daylighting. In addition, they knew that proper ventilation was crucial in helping students and teachers stay healthy, alert, and focused on learning.
Read More

Feats First

The first green residential high-rise to be constructed in the United States. Downtown Manhattan's first new residential construction completed since September 2001. Those distinctions make The Solaire at 20 River Terrace a pioneer project, but it also sets itself apart with attention to IAQ. Multi-level humidification and ventilation systems supply filtered fresh air to each unit, but occupants can also opt for operable windows, if they prefer. Come in and enjoy the view of smart IAQ in action.
Read More

It's Easy Being Green

How did Chicago's City Hall get through last winter without opening any steam valves until it was 10 degrees outside? The answer is part of the ambitious set of projects undertaken by this year's AHR host city. A new BAS was just the start, followed by motor overhauls, video coordinating with HVAC and life safety, and improved metering.
Read More

Drying Out The Big Easy

When it comes to cleanup after Katrina and Rita, the task is indeed big in terms of health ramifications and square footage, but there isn't much easy about it at all. Industry experts weigh in here on the tall task of ensuring that commercial occupants can breathe easy during and after rebuilding. By Joanna Turpin
Read More

Radio Shack HQ: Wired And Ready To Go

You might expect a retail electronics corporation to employ a forward-thinking approach for the design and integration of its new headquarters. And you'd be right. Vendors as design team members, a lack of changeorder surprises, and an unusually fluid strategy for getting on the fast track are just three of the ways the company got its facility plugged in for success. By Joanna Turpin
Read More

Boilers Can Make Facilities More Efficient

With fuel prices going through the roof, more building owners are looking for opportunities to reduce costs that go through the boiler. See how one apartment complex lowered expenses by lowering return temperature, then check out a list of adjustments big and small that could pay off for existing systems. By Joanna R. Turpin
Read More

Fort Bragg's Arsenal Of Efficiency

Even the home of the 82nd Airborne Division has had to face the special forces created by deferred maintenance and budget cuts. Conservation measures combined with retrofits that included new piping, a solar turbine, a new chiller, and much more. As a result, Fort Bragg is fighting the good fight and winning both savings and better conditions. By Joanna Turpin
Read More

An Easier Pill To Swallow

While it's certain that people will demand quality medications, it's more certain that the demands of producing those pharmaceutical products will be considerable and detailed. Dehumidification advances are allowing the industry to maintain more precise control, with more energy efficiency. Whether the task is custom design, filtration, or juggling the setpoints for pill coating and gel tablet processes, there's an answer on the market. By Joanna R. Turpin
Read More

Standard Operating Procedure

ASHRAE 170P, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, could receive public review as soon as this fall. While it has been designed thus far with clarity in mind, the simplicity of language belies sophisticated modeling that finds air speed and direction just as important as number of air changes in the operating room. Let this article about particles explain the factors surrounding the patient's thermal plume and what it could mean for future designs. By Joanna R. Turpin
Read More

Community College Shores Up Its Boilers

Mechanical rooms located between classrooms and containing high levels of carbon monoxide? Shoreline Community College was concerned enough that it set about a course of retrofits. Several new boilers later, things are running more efficiently throughout campus while keeping the school out of code-related hot water. By the time the consulting firm and college finished, this class in comparative boiler systems included some controls, venting, and lighting improvements as well. By Joanna R. Turpin
Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ES Gallery: Snapshots & Systems

Check out highlights from projects featured in our magazine this year!

Engineered Systems Magazine

image

2014 December

Check out the December 2014 issue of Engineered Systems.
Table Of Contents Subscribe

System Design

Based on your experience and knowledge level, are you currently comfortable designing or maintaining a system incorporating VRF or radiant ceiling panels?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ENGINEERED SYSTEMS STORE

The_Green_Energy_Management
The Green Energy Management Book

Learn from our experts how to evaluate job opportunities, market your services, sell a Walk-through Survey, target areas for an Energy Audit, calculate energy savings, do retrofit work, and win continuing contracts for retrofit work.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas Research ImageWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Tomorrow's Environment Podcast

This series from longtime columnist and chronic forward-thinker Howard McKew covers a lot of ground -- from retrocommissioning to systems training, on toward checklists for drawings and tips for meeting minutes. Click HERE to be taken to the podcast page!

STAY CONNECTED

new Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube iconLinkedIn icon  Google+