Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP

Articles

HVAC May 29, 2019

Performance-based design: HVAC systems

Many consulting engineers base their designs on performance, thus the focus on performance-based design in many specifications for HVAC system design.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP
Case Studies May 29, 2019

Case study: Convention center addition

Thermal comfort was a key component of the Washington State Convention Center addition.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP
Case Studies May 29, 2019

Case Study: New performance building

The nonprescriptive design turned out to be the better option for Seattle Opera at the Center.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP
Codes and Standards August 14, 2017

ASHRAE 62.1: uncommon calculations, approaches

ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is best known for its regulation of the amount of ventilation air delivered to each space by HVAC systems through its ventilation-rate procedure approach to system design. ASHRAE 62.1 offers many calculations and performance approaches.

By Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP