The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the CARICOM Secretariat Energy Unit, and the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) released new standards for energy efficient buildings for its Member States.
In 1973, an energy crisis led to the development of ASHRAE Standard 90. This event served as a catalyst for the creation of building design efficiency requirements, which eventually led to the creation of what is now known as the energy code for buildings.
Constructing a building takes an army. Designers, engineers, general contractors, flooring installers, HVAC contractors, plumbers, roofers, mappers, and surveyors are just a few of the blue-collar experts necessary to optimize a commercial building.
The new Fork n’ Pint restaurant in Lake Orion, Michigan, installed front doorway air curtains in an effort to keep patrons and employees comfortable, resulting in more than $500 in annual energy savings and the elimination of $15,000 in potential vestibule construction costs.
Mechanical engineer/energy analyst, Affiliated Engineers Inc.
January 1, 2019
When did you fall in love with engineering? Growing up, I was interested in math and science as well as creative arts. I have exceled in both areas through school and figured that architecture is the career path that combines my two areas of interests. Later, I realized I would prefer more mathematical and analytical tasks presented in my career path, and right there I found architectural engineering.
On Demand Using PEX in hydronic heating and cooling applications is a growing trend in the commercial building industry due to the product’s durability and ease of use. This webinar will focus on the benefits of PEX in hydronic applications, including fan-coil units, VAVs, AHUs, unit heaters, radiant manifolds, and more and explore the differences and similarities of using PEX compared to other piping materials.
Engineered Systems magazine’s April 2019 issue focuses on K-12 schools, showcasing how districts across the nation are using hybrid systems and advanced BAS systems to cut their energy use and costs, how kitchen ventilation systems should be installed and maintained, and more. The issue also examines the present and future of artificial intelligence in the built environment, one engineering firm’s advanced attempt to create a nonproprietary BMS system, and much more.