Guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical, and the energy cost budget in the 2013 energy standard from ASHRAE and IES are included in a newly published User’s Manual.
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.