When campers arrive for the first time next summer at Camp Southern Ground there will be plenty of hot water thanks to a donation of a commercial-grade Rinnai Tankless Rack System (TRS) with three tankless water heaters.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has praised the signing of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, authored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
Bradford White recently has added its Icon HD™ Commercial Control System to the company’s 100-gallon, 399,999 Btuh eF Series® ultra-high efficiency water heater. The ICON HD™ is an intelligent Honeywell® integrated control with a digital LCD display that combines temperature control, diagnostic codes, system functions, and operational status into a single, intuitive control unit.
Bosch Thermotechnology has launched its new LM Series water-to-water (W2W) heat pump line for new commercial and retrofit applications. The LM Series includes five models from 2 to 6 tons. They can be used in horizontal and vertical configurations depending on the application, and feature a two-speed scroll compressor and a commutated motor as standard components for efficiency and comfort. They achieve up to 32 EER part load and up to 22 EER full load.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.