Mixed use buildings and campuses have been one of the hottest growing markets in the construction industry. As GenY'ers move out of their parents’ basements and Boomers look for no-maintenance environments, they are embracing mixed-use developments that are convenient, upscale, and where everything is walkable. For engineers, this creates challenges related to power distribution, noise reduction, plumbing, and overall heating and cooling strategies for a mixed tenant base comprised of retail, office, and homeowner tenants. One of the best time-tested technologies that can address issues related to energy efficiency, mixed use heating and cooling demand, and the desire for aesthetically appealing exteriors and interiors are water source heat pumps.
TITLE: Winning with Water Source Heat Pumps in Mixed Use Commercial Developments