your project is a facility for studying productivity and building
energy systems, expectations for both performance and sustainability
are raised. See what else was raised in Syracuse, from the floor
plenums to the idea of changing the originally proposed temperature
setpoints, to the “cloud” formations of radiant panels used for
both heating and cooling.
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.