HVAC: Cooling systems

Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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HVAC systems consume 25% to 30% of the energy in a typical commercial building; functionally intensive buildings (industrial facilities, laboratory buildings, hospitals, data centers, etc.) with controlled environments and large process loads can consume more than this. Generally, 50% of the HVAC energy is used for cooling purposes. Providing cooling comfort and energy efficiency in nonresidential buildings is an ongoing challenge for mechanical engineers. Emphasis on building performance and adoption of energy-efficient building codes is increasing. Designs are based on a host of variables beyond space type and understood loads including operating costs, first cost, lifecycle cost, and measurement and verification (M&V) requirements. 

Demand for historically typical cooling technologies, such as variable-air-volume (VAV) and water-cooled chillers, is giving way to a variety of systems, such as displacement ventilation, geo-exchange, simultaneous heating/cooling systems, variable refrigerant flow (VRF), passive design, chilled beams, dedicated outdoor air systems, and evaporative cooling. 

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Moderator: Jack Smith, Content Manager, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, CFE Media

Sponsor: Electro Static Technology and Reznor

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