On Demand Designing a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System for your next project does not have to be complicated. The experts at Trane have broken down VRF System design into a 4-step process, including system type, humidity control, ventilation considerations, and controls selection.
On Demand Traditional power management systems are primarily designed to switch from utility power to another continuous power source, such as a backup generator. Most recently, microgrid technologies are being considered to help optimize the availability of power systems as well as allowing them to accommodate a variety of variable and intermittent distributed energy sources.
On Demand Intelligent power management systems, which are the nexus of a microgrid, must seamlessly adapt to more dynamic power sources while ensuring uninterrupted power. Moreover, the power infrastructure must be efficient and adept when it comes to accommodating continuously varying load demands.
On Demand This webinar will examine the role intelligent switchboards play in meeting the power management challenges of sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind as well as the providing the flexibility to meet potential future requirements.
On Demand Renewable energy sources are becoming more commonly incorporated by utilities. Unlike conventional generated power sources, renewables are intermittent and variable by their very nature. While utility and grid operators are integrating renewable energy into their systems through power management experiences, municipalities and commercial/industrial applications are turning toward Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to augment or replace utility provided power.
On Demand Adiabatic humidification systems have opened up a whole new way of saving energy, and making buildings more efficient and comfortable. Moving to new technologies can give many of us pause and fear from the unknown. Having key partners in the process can really help move the project along successfully. The New York City based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) introduced adiabatic humidification into their new Clinical Laboratory Medicine building in 2017, and again in its newest Outpatient Ambulatory Care Center just finishing construction.
On Demand People operate spaces based on how they feel, not on energy models. The same science used by engineers when applied to define building problems is not applied to integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal, but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the desired indoor climate.
On Demand While the basic concept and need of backup power systems has not changed, the increased likelihood of power outages has put greater reliance on backup power systems, making the their reliability more important than ever. When a utility outage occurs, the backup generator is expected to immediately start and support the load; however, even the best emergency backup power system, utilizing the highest-quality equipment, can be rendered useless if not properly maintained.
On Demand In the summer of 2014 the United Association (UA) started a new course to teach their membership the use of laser scanning equipment and related software to create highly accurate three-dimensional point clouds of existing buildings and mechanical systems for the use with BIM applications. Pat Ramirez and Erik Lambrecht were tasked to create the new course which lead to a partnership with FARO.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2020 issue examines the revitalization of air-cooled chillers in data center facilities, the viability (or lack thereof) of duct systems, the impact the coronavirus is having on the built environment, and much more.