Justin Blanchfield is an energy efficiency engineer with SES Consulting in Vancouver, British Columbia. His career is focused on the sustainable development of communities by minimizing their impact on the environment. He has extensive experience in energy conservation, renewable energy, water treatment, and mathematical modeling.
Control recommissioning in existing buildings presents an excellent opportunity to not only save energy, but to fix operational deficiencies and work with the building’s occupants to reduce complaints.
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.