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HVAC March 18, 2019

Designing data center air handling and conditioning systems

Strategies for implementing new air handling systems, including specific performance criteria, energy use targets, climate and heat recovery are among the many topics to be addressed during the conceptual engineering and design process.

By Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP; DNV GL, Oak Brook, Ill.
HVAC March 15, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 8-14

AHU component makeup, combined heat and power systems, female engineers as leaders, the 2019 HVAC & Building Automation Systems Study, and developing hyperscale data centers were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 8-14. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
HVAC March 8, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 1-7

AHU component makeup, chiller selection, changes to NFPA 101-2018, merger and acquisition updates, and strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 1-7. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
HVAC March 7, 2019

Case study: Chiller plant gets an update

A corporate campus reviewed its chiller’s performance data to determine what updates were needed. Metering and instrumentation helped achieve the engineer’s goals.

By Stacey Ayuthia, PE, LEED AP, NV5, Verona, Wis.
HVAC March 4, 2019

Chiller selection: Much more than capacity

Selecting and specifying the right chiller is generally dictated by capacity. There are many ways to specify chillers and chilled-water systems, depending on the application.

By Stacey Ayuthia, PE, LEED AP, NV5, Verona, Wis.
HVAC February 22, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 15-21

AHU component makeup, changes to NFPA 70-2017, why AHUs are important, complex fire alarm system design and commissioning, and LED lighting and control system design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 15-21. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
HVAC February 22, 2019

Optimized heating with low-grade waste-heat recovery

Hydronic heating systems remain an energy-efficient and effective means to distribute low-grade waste heat throughout a high-performance building.

By Robert Thompson, PE, SmithGroup, Phoenix
HVAC February 15, 2019

Specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and systems

Mechanical engineers must understand and meet various national and local codes when specifying high-temperature hot-water boilers and associated systems.

By Matthew Jantz, PE, SmithGroup, Washington, D.C.
HVAC February 13, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Codes and standards

Mixed-use office buildings demand a great deal of expertise, flexibility, and complex technology, making them more challenging than one might expect. Engineers with experience handling office buildings share advice and a glimpse into the future regarding codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
HVAC February 1, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 25-31

Augmented reality in building design and construction, how to design fire alarm notification systems, AHUs in HVAC design configuration, designing power systems for high performance buildings, and generator questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 25-31. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns