Articles by Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.

Energy Retro-Cx

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The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application - Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
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How Safe Is Your HVAC System?

Whether it’s terrorism or a natural disaster or accident, building managers must be ready for multiple “worst-case scenarios.”
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Back in July 2012, this magazine published an article titled “HVAC Security Emergencies — No Terrorists Required” with very little reader response to this most serious issue.
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B2B: Energy Retro-Cx

Month 1 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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This final three-part series for 2013 is a continuation of the July, August, and September industrial heating system application with this month’s focus on the process heating system.
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Designing A Central Chiller Plant Equipment Room

It turns out that heat stroke, difficult access to equipment, and concussion are all detriments to good maintenance.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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Here are a few interesting things to keep in mind when designing an equipment room. First, these spaces usually take up 7% of the gross floor space when located within the building or on the roof.
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Successful HVAC Training At Project Closeout

Designers with “better things to do” and shortsighted owners create obstacles for long-term efficiency.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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I have a pet peeve with HVAC design engineers who do not put enough thought into a project’s contract document specification for training the client’s operation and maintenance personnel.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Designing A Central Air Handling Equipment Room

Clean, filtered air is far from the only factor to keep in mind.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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In discussing the design engineering of equipment rooms, we have already touched on chiller rooms and boiler rooms, so this month we will address air handling equipment rooms.
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 1- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application
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Designing A Central Boiler Plant Equipment Room

Ventilation, noise, and fuel storage are just a few important considerations.
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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To continue the design engineering of equipment rooms, we move on this month from chiller plants to boiler rooms
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Energy Retro-Cx

Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Water-Source Heat Pump System Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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