Codes and Standards - HVAC

Healthy hospital success: Codes and standards

With hospital projects, it is imperative that engineers get everything exactly right—after all, the... » more

Dedicated outdoor air systems and code compliance

Dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) deliver dehumidified air to buildings to improve the indoor... » more

Hospital’s pretreat units keep patients healthy

With no exterior wall from which to directly access outdoor air (OA), roof-mounted pretreat units... » more

Health care facility includes complex smoke-control system

The atrium size and the building code enforced during design required a large amount of outdoor air... » more

Automation and controls for HVAC systems

Here are some best practices for designing building automation systems (BAS) and controls for HVAC... » more

Integration: HVAC fans and smoke control

Fire, life safety, and HVAC systems must be integrated by the engineer to achieve reliability in... » more

Designing, enhancing office buildings: Codes and standards

Office buildings might seem like relatively simple structures, but engineers with experience in the... » more

Displacement ventilation best practices

Displacement ventilation (DV) is a low-velocity, non-turbulent cooling system for commercial... » more


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Your questions answered: Retrofitting HVAC systems in existing buildings

While the mechanical engineering team has much more control over how HVAC systems are designed and how they fit into the facility for new construction, retrofitting HVAC systems to accommodate existing buildings is considerably... » more

Your questions answered: Vertical Turbine Sump Design

Jimmy Scroggins, technical training expert at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Lubbock, Texas, tackled unanswered questions from the Oct. 21, 2015, webcast on vertical turbine sump design. » more

BAS education: An Introduction to Designing Building Automation Dashboards, User Interfaces, and Public Kiosks

This education session will discuss the various options, end user requirements, and visualization capabilities of today’s BMS front end interfaces.

Webcast: Improving the design process for selective coordination applications

Selective coordination can be challenging to achieve in electrical distribution systems, and the resulting solution may be oversized and expensive. It is not unusual for engineers to spend countless hours researching various...

BAS education: Specifying Building Automation Systems

Specifying building automation systems, controls, and infrastructure requires detailed knowledge of the requirements of the system coupled with a good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the contractors, suppliers,...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Code or standard?

What's the difference between a code and a standard? » more

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Video: High Performance Lighting: Lamp Source and...

New lighting technologies and lamp sources are... » more

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