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Boilers, Chillers January 21, 2019

AHU types, components, and configurations

In this second portion, engineers will understand the component makeup of air handling units (AHUs) and their inclusion within various HVAC systems.

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Boilers, Chillers January 18, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: HVAC/plumbing

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 HVAC and plumbing.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Boilers, Chillers January 17, 2019

Designing flexible, complex office buildings: Automation, controls, and technology

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 automation, controls, and technology.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Boilers, Chillers January 17, 2019

Design strategies for efficient HVAC systems

The integration of high-performance HVAC design strategies can do as much to make systems energy-efficient as specifying high energy efficiency ratings.

By Cory Duggin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; TLC Engineering for Architecture, Brentwood, Tenn.
Boilers, Chillers January 15, 2019

Chilled beam design provides energy-efficient building

Specifying a chilled beam system to cool a masonry building more than 100 years old—with operable windows in a humid climate—is a risky proposition. This HVAC case study demonstrates how such an approach amid such conditions can be successful if handled properly from design, operation, and occupant education standpoints.

By Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
Boilers, Chillers January 15, 2019

Video: Case Study Using a Variable Flow Chiller in a Central Plant

This presentation will cover an overview of the system operation with three 1250 ton chillers and an overview of the bypass system and how to size bypass valves.

By Gaylon Richardson, TBE, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
Boilers, Chillers January 14, 2019

Why are AHUs important?

Providing energy-efficient and comfortable HVAC systems is an important task for HVAC engineers and designers. In this first part, learn about the importance of air handling units (AHUs) within building HVAC systems.

By Randy Schrecengost, PE, CEM, Stanley Consultants, Austin, Texas
Boilers, Chillers January 10, 2019

Case study: School boiler replacement

A Nebraska school district embraced outside-the-box HVAC design to connect existing facilities and new construction into an efficient engineering solution.

By Todd Mack, PE, DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.
Boilers, Chillers January 4, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 28-January 3

Designing lighting systems and lighting controls, the top 10 articles of 2018, designing safe laboratories and research facilities, commissioning at the University of Texas at Austin, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questioned answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 28-Jan 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Boilers, Chillers January 2, 2019

Top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018

Look back on the top 10 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles of 2018 as determined by audience members.

By McKenzie Burns