Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
An historic university building had tough mechanical space requirements. Here’s how these challenges were met.
Specifying a chilled beam system to cool a masonry building more than 100 years old—with operable windows in a humid climate—is a risky proposition. This HVAC case study demonstrates how such an approach amid such conditions can be successful if handled properly from design, operation, and occupant education standpoints.