Lewis is a high-performance buildings engineer with The Building Intelligence Group and is finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Reading with a focus on energy and maintenance management of HVAC systems. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.