You can create a tailored algorithm or you can use Hartman Loop technology. You can implement better temperature controls for the chilled water supply or the condenser water. Keep your eye on the long term and pick your weapon.
So, you want to generate your own power, for emergencies and/or for everyday use. For the sake of your design/budget/schedule, learn what the utility might expect from you — and what you should expect from it.
The codes, personnel, and terms related to the commissioning process for health care may seem to leave room for confusion. The authors delineate the differences for you here because, especially when it comes to these settings, no such room exists.
This month’s B2B will focus on the B2B July test for HVAC applications of an existing emergency space renovation and is based on chapter 8 (Health Care Facilities) in the 2015 ASHRAE Handbook — HVAC Applications, It is focused on the temporary HEPA filter systems installed within the construction space to maintain a negative pressure in this space.
Evolving facility needs, revenue-generating special events, in-house labor, the deferred maintenance budget … the factors in a temporary HVAC decision range wider than you might think. So are the opportunities.
Now that many of us are back from the annual ASHRAE and AHR Expo conference, our minds may be jangling from having seen an array of innovative technologies utilizing the cloud, smartphones, and demand automation.
An advance investigation into the needs and preferences of the medical team proved in valuable for a Virginia hospital retrofit. The range of desired OR conditions was demanding, but for good reason. The designers, armed with this info, applied experience and mechanical muscle to provide the environmental flexibility to operate from one patient to the next.
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Roanoke, VA. In line with their mission to improve the health of the communities they serve, and with the intent of becoming a teaching facility, Carilion Clinic set upon upgrading their operating rooms and related existing HVAC systems at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, VA.