Commissioning is a valuable tool, but according to the National Institute of Building Sciences, there is a great deal confusion as to what commissioning is, who is qualified to perform it, and the different types of commissioning agents.
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.