Case Studies

Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study 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
Case Study October 17, 2019

Case study: Wiring schools for the future

Educational facilities need flexible, cost-effective wiring solutions

By Stephen Berta, EI, NV5, Las Vegas
Case Study October 10, 2019

Case study: Using IPD to fast-track a hospital

Harnessing integrated project delivery allowed the team to complete a fast-track replacement hospital

By Robert J. Garra Jr., PE, CannonDesign, Grand Island, New York; and Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign, Pittsburgh
Case Study October 3, 2019

Case study: Eight steps to managing building cyberrisk

This case study documents a cyber journey and cyberrisk mitigation strategy implemented on operational technology systems in the HDR office building

By Tim Koch, PE, and David Hahn, HDR, Omaha, Nebraska