This month’s Facility File will focus on the B2B June test for a heating application on a college campus, with a building program removing a dormitory heating system from the campus high-pressure steam system and replacing it with a high-efficiency condensing hot water boiler within the dormitory. The project delivery method is integrated project delivery (IPD).
As a rule, college and university support services are very knowledgeable about the heating infrastructure that is required to assure the buildings are heated. Still, it would be very beneficial for these individuals, along with the rest of the IPD team, to read 2015 ASHRAE Handbook — Applications, chapter 7 (Educational Facilities), to refresh their knowledge of ASHRAE’s guidelines when preparing to renovate a dormitory building heating plant, as well as chapters 36 through 43 pertaining to Building Operation and Management. To select the optimum boiler equipment for the application, the team is directed to 2016 ASHRAE Handbook — chapter 32 on Boilers.