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Heating and Ventilation

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HVAC August 6, 2020

Reaching the tipping point for CO2 refrigeration systems

When considering refrigerated systems for increased infrastructure, discussing the type of refrigerant being use, such as CO2 refrigeration, can significantly improve the environmental impact and help prepare for some expected regulation changes.

By David Baehr
Airadigm Solutions completed the test and balance of the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital in El Paso, Texas, a 1.1-million-square-foot health care campus in May 2020. The project consists of a seven-story replacement hospital and five supporting buildings, including an inpatient clinic, outpatient clinic, administrative building, clinical investigation building and central utility plant. Courtesy: Airadigm
HVAC August 4, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, July 2020

Read the best articles in July 2020 including: Product of the Year finalists, air ventilation and HVAC, NFPA 99 in health care facilities, re-entering the workplace and more.

By Chris Vavra
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HVAC August 3, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: July 27 to August 2, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Air quality and smart buildings, stairwell pressurization, computation design, zero energy buildings and Product of the Year finalists.

By Chris Vavra
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Energy Efficiency July 30, 2020

Combating greenhouse gas emissions through building design

High performance design can be achieved through maximizing efficiency in building space, using low carbon construction, integrating efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems and prioritizing energy-efficient renovations.

By Chris Stone
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HVAC July 29, 2020

Your questions answered: HVAC system design

During the HVAC system design webcast July 21, 2020, several questions were left unanswered. Review some of the additional responses here

By April Woods and Jason Gerke
Part of the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant on the UW-Madison campus. A new model for control systems could help large central plants like these save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Management July 29, 2020

Control approach helps campuses minimize energy costs

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers designed a new stochastic model predictive control system for central utility plants, which could help universities and manufacturing facilities that generate a lot of energy.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: KGD Architecture
HVAC July 28, 2020

How COVID-19 is affecting air quality, smart buildings

Arup’s Mark Walsh-Cooke shared tools to help engineers stay better informed about HVAC systems, air quality, smart buildings and technology

By Mark Walsh-Cooke
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HVAC July 28, 2020

Best practices for designing HVAC systems in government buildings

Learn how to specify HVAC systems for government and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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HVAC July 27, 2020

Your questions answered: How to future-proof HVAC systems to meet efficiency and carbon emission goals

Questions not addressed during the July 15, 2020, webcast with Danfoss are addressed here

By Drew Turner, John Sheff and Ken Koehler
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Building Types July 23, 2020

The future of venue design amid COVID-19

Design professionals are working hand-in-hand with sports leagues and owners to develop strategies to control any potential spread of infection to reduce COVID-19 concerns and fears.

By Kevin Lewis