What does a full-scale modernization on a 90-yr-old federal building and courthouse look like when it aims for federal energy goals and LEED status? Chiller plant and hot water/boiler overhauls are just the start. Aggressive lighting and water treatment/conservation strategies also contribute to the GSA’s effort to throw the book at this Alabama retrofit.
From temperature differential’s effect on pumps over to an airside
design that covers all the bases for comfort and efficient
ventilation, the authors are combining preparation and innovation to
give Tuscaloosa’s new federal building a suitably exemplary
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.