Heating and Ventilation
Heating and Ventilation April 23, 2019

Choosing and specifying VRF systems

In your client’s quest for energy efficiency, determining if a variable refrigerant flow system is right requires careful consideration.

By John Song, PE, McGuire Engineers, Chicago
Heating and Ventilation April 22, 2019

Five ways to design and deliver an efficient mechanical system

The most efficient mechanical system for an owner is not the one with the greatest potential to reduce energy and operational costs, but the one that is able to be easily maintained and reliably operated at its most efficient points for

By Craig Buck, PE, LEED AP, HFDP, RMF Engineering, Charleston, South Carolina
Heating and Ventilation April 19, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 12 to April 18

2019 Product of the Year finalists, integrating modeling into building design, designing data center AHUs, understanding GFCI nuisances, and building energy modeling were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 12 to April 18. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Heating and Ventilation April 17, 2019

Comfort that contributes to the bottom line

Airports across the country are struggling to increase revenue and find funding for these projects.

By James Dietz
Heating and Ventilation April 16, 2019

Resilience in HVAC Design

In California, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) strives to anticipate future heating and cooling needs for its nine campuses through the HVAC projects it has recently pursued.

By Eric Nyenhuis
Heating and Ventilation April 15, 2019

Keeping it cool: How biopharma facilities can use an old technology in a new way

When it comes to cooling pharmaceutical facilities and their processes, we don’t necessarily need the most modern refrigeration technology.

By Gerry Williams, PE, LEED AP, CxA
Heating and Ventilation April 12, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 5 to April 11

Understanding GFCI nuisances, AHU component makeup, AEC industry struggles, humidity in healthcare facilities, and NFPA 72-2019 updates were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 5 to April 11. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Heating and Ventilation April 10, 2019

Three tips for designing VRF and ACB systems

When designing variable refrigerant flow or active chilled beam systems, consulting engineers must focus on three core areas.

By Cory Duggin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP; TLC Engineering for Architecture, Brentwood, Tenn.
Heating and Ventilation April 3, 2019

The Fine Line of Humidity and Healthcare: 4 MEP Engineering Considerations

Over the past several years, regulators have given more attention to humidity levels in operating rooms and central sterile processing departments.

Heating and Ventilation March 26, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Fire and life safety and HVAC

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to fire and life safety and HVAC.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer