Over the years, reporters covering football in South Bend became accustomed to two constants: strong teams and stifling heat. The journalists’ area offered no viable A/C installation, sandwiched between VIPs above and fans and field below. Finally, the university embraced a VRF cooling strategy in a few places, rescuing students and staff elsewhere on campus as well as our colleagues in the once-oppressive press box.
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.