Douglas Lucht, P.E.

 Douglas Lucht, MS, P.E. has over 18 years of experience in design, troubleshooting, and retro-commissioning of mechanical systems. His experience comprises a wide variety of facility types with critical environments including laboratories, museums, data centers, and libraries.  Lucht also performs the role of mechanical group leader of the High Performance Building Systems at Sebesta Blomberg, where his responsibilities include staffing, mentoring, and workload management for a group of eight supporting engineers and designers. He can be reached at dlucht@sebesta.com.

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Lab Results: Big (And Sometimes Fewer) Changes

When you have to individually go verify whether 128 air curtains meant to ensure air balance in the original design’s branch ductwork are still there or not, you’re not having an easy time of it.
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One of the worst-performing buildings I’ve had the pleasure to study was a 375,000-sq-ft laboratory building at a Midwest university.
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Trust But Verify

After 40 years and other engineering studies, a large university building still suffered from humidity problems. Our intrepid author dug into the data and the dark corners of the building in pursuit of the culprit — or culprits?
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Sebesta Blomberg was commissioned to study a humidity problem for a 400,000–sq-ft library at a university in the Midwest a few years ago.
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Malfunction At The Museum

An air handling unit that hasn’t worked since, well, ever. Chillers that have to work more often as a result — and an extra chiller just to attack the affected zone. These were the obvious symptoms, but what was the cause?
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One of my favorite stories is about when I fixed a poorly performing air handling system at a local art museum.
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