“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
February 1, 2014
Geothermal and VRF components, along with a key design revision and even an underwater heat exchanger, buoyed this project as it sailed toward a flexible and sustainable finish.Read More
After 40 years and other engineering studies, a large university building still suffered from humidity problems. Our intrepid author dug into the data and the dark corners of the building in pursuit of the culprit — or culprits?
December 30, 2013
Sebesta Blomberg was commissioned to study a humidity problem for a 400,000–sq-ft library at a university in the Midwest a few years ago.Read More
Thermostatic radiator valves could provide a welcome boost
December 23, 2013
In an age when a three-year-old cell phone is considered to be obsolete, steam heating systems, which are often well over 50 years old, get no respect.Read More
Case In Point
November 30, 2013
The owners of Aardwolf Brewery in Jacksonville, FL, are not taking any chances when it comes to their up-and-coming business. That attitude is what led them to select Aquatherm as an important component for their brewing room.Read More
Back 2 Basics
Month 2 - The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application — Air & Water Readings and Solution Plan
November 1, 2013
Last month, we tested readers on commissioning three of the many automatic temperature control (ATC) sequences of operation associated with the secondary hot water process heating system for an industrial building application.Read More
Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT software 2
October 11, 2013
The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building Application - Air & Water Readings and Solution PlanRead More
Wide temperature swings, submetering deficiencies, bloated carbon footprint … these are but three of the problems tackled in two contrasting projects in the Northwest.
September 1, 2013
How is variable refrigerant flow (VRF) working for you? We asked a number of people that question and summarized the findings from two typical facilities here.Read More
August 1, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has published two new standards covering commercial heat pumps.
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Based on Cx-3 ATC/FPT and TAB-3 software
July 1, 2013
MONTH 1- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Primary-Secondary Heating at an Industrial Building
The American Swedish Institute looked homeward to plan for its future, using geothermal technology to achieve high-performance energy solutions in an urban setting.
April 26, 2013
Reflecting a long-established Swedish commitment to environmental stewardship, the Nelson Cultural Center addition at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis integrates several technically advanced sustainable features, including a high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling system that reduces energy consumption by nearly 30 percent (based on an ASHRAE 90.1 baseline) while supporting the Institute’s diverse community programming.Read More