Heating and Ventilation

Processor Mark Hernandez demonstrates the installation process for the classroom air quality remote sensors to CU Boulder student volunteer technicians Christiane Nitcheu and Sylvia Akol. Courtesy: Anna Segur, University of Colorado Boulder
HVAC January 27, 2021

Colorado schools receive air filters to improve air quality, reduce COVID-19

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have been working on installing a new generation of high-efficiency air filters in Denver public schools to improve air quality and reduce COVID-19.

By Emily Adams
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
HVAC January 25, 2021

Dual-path air handling units for healthcare

Strategies with dual-path air handling units (AHUs) that reduce reheat energy result in lower natural gas consumption, as well as reduced cooling energy

By Kim E Shinn
Courtesy: AABC/Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc.
Building Types January 22, 2021

Recommendations for periodic testing, adjusting and balancing of existing buildings

Existing, occupied buildings can benefit greatly from the TAB process as well by improving its performance and efficiency.

By Gaylon Richardson
Figure 4: Smart sensors located above and next to lighting provide data for motion, lighting levels, temperature and power with Bluetooth technology. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Labs, Research January 21, 2021

Case study: laboratory design

A lab expansion used IoT sensor technology to gather building data

By Tim King and Ray Mans
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Automation, Controls January 20, 2021

How smart buildings combat health concerns

Building owners can use sensor technology and centralized building controls to make their buildings safer and more resilient

By Tim King and Ray Mans
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Building Types January 14, 2021

Ultra-low temperature storage considerations for COVID-19 vaccines

There are many challenges companies need to consider when it comes to ultra-low temperature storage considerations when it comes to safely storing vaccines.

By Jon Flann and Jake Katzenberger
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives January 7, 2021

How to choose between an ECM and a VFD

While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors

By Larry Gardner
Courtesy: James Steinkamp, WSP
HVAC December 22, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: HVAC and plumbing

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Events and Awards December 21, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: December 11-17, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year winners, electrical grounding and bonding, 2019 NFPA 110, science and technology office design and designing a VRF.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Types December 21, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer