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Case Studies

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Office Buildings March 24, 2020

Case study: Office building pressurization

Consider the impact of infiltration and building pressurization on air systems in an office building

By Kevin Ricart, PE; Rosemary Hwang, LEED AP; and Connor Harrigan
Hospitals February 25, 2020

Case study: Hospital surgical suite HVAC system

The following case study examines unoccupied setback of an air handling unit dedicated to a surgery suite

By Roger Koppenheffer, LEED AP, and Kevin Miller, PE, LEED AP, Certus Consulting Engineers, Carrollton, Texas
Energy, Power January 28, 2020

Case study: Leading-edge energy generation and storage

The California Air Resources Board will employ a battery energy storage system

By Kevin Krause, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers, Madison, Wisconsin
Energy, Power January 28, 2020

Case study: Heating demands met with fourth-generation utility plant

A fourth-generation utility plant at Stanford University meets 88% of the campus and university hospital’s demand

By Kevin Krause, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers, Madison, Wisconsin
Electrical December 18, 2019

Case study: Manufacturing facility electrical design

This example of a manufacturing plant, lab and office building power distribution project walks through the electrical engineering decisions

By Robert Sander and Mario Caraveo, NV5, Las Vegas
Energy Efficiency December 11, 2019

Case study: Energy-efficient clean rooms

Designers formulated several energy-saving strategies that can be implemented into the HVAC system design of a pharmaceutical-grade clean room suite

By David B. Korzuch Jr., PE; and Christopher J. Barbieri, PE, CRB, Philadelphia
Lighting November 27, 2019

Case study: Historic university building lighting update

A historic university building underwent several updates, including to the lighting design

By Jerry Manavalan, Kohler Ronan LLC, Danbury, Connecticut
Commissioning November 14, 2019

Case study: Ongoing commissioning at a park recreation center

The Wyandot Lodge, a net zero energy building in Columbus, Ohio, found ways to correct its lighting problems through ongoing commissioning

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Electrical, Power November 11, 2019

Case study: Utility transformers for an office building

Three transformers serve electrical loads for an office building, data center and mechanical equipment

By Tarek G. Tousson, PE, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Hospitals October 30, 2019

Case study: Hospital expansion incorporates IPD

The owner, engineer, architect and contractor all benefited from an integrated lean project delivery approach with specific partner requirements in place and an insightful understanding of crucial team dynamics

By Jeremy Jones, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina