UMass Memorial Health Care began planning a demolition/renovation to
fit out 14,000 sq ft of mixed space for a new clinic, the assumption
was that an additional 80 to 120 tons of cooling capacity would
be needed. But in the current economic
climate, the administration had to ask: Is there an effective
alternative solution? From assessing the
infrastructure to the effects of rebalancing the entire chilled water
system, see what went into their final conclusion and plan of action.
Why was one floor’s laboratory ventilation failing to keep up, when it was even the closest floor to the rooftop fans? Some system sleuthing led two engineers to a fitting conclusion. Read more stories in May Issue 2017.