Heating and Ventilation

Heating and Ventilation December 26, 2013

ASHRAE publishes revised standard on ventilation in health care facilities

ASHRAE Standard 170 has been updated to include updates, changes, and clarifications dealing with humidity, ducted returns, recirculating rooms units, and duct lining.

Heating and Ventilation December 23, 2013

Novartis: Offsite MEP prefabrication

A 700,000-sq-ft research facility is being built for Novartis in Cambridge, Mass.

By Justin Mole, Cannon Design
Heating and Ventilation December 22, 2013

Smoke control systems

A smoke control system should be chosen by a fire protection engineer with enough knowledge to tailor the system to the characteristics of the building and its occupants.

By Paul J. Pinigis, PE, H&A Architects & Engineers, Glen Allen, Va.
Heating and Ventilation December 19, 2013

College, university building HVAC design

College and university campus buildings have a lot going on—classes, research, dining, and sleeping. HVAC and air quality are key aspects of these buildings.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Heating and Ventilation December 16, 2013

Optimizing hot water systems with condensing boilers

Selecting a condensing boiler has the potential for high efficiency gains, but understanding special considerations for these boilers could cost you if you design the way you have in the past.

By David Grassl, PE, Ring & DuChateau LLP, Milwaukee
Heating and Ventilation December 16, 2013

Top 10 design tips for condensing boiler systems

There are ten design items that should be considered for designing condensing boiler systems.

By David Grassl, PE, Ring & DuChateau LLP, Milwaukee
Heating and Ventilation December 13, 2013

A holistic approach to engineering for patient wellness

Properly designed power, air, and water systems in health care facilities can enhance care, promote healing, and ensure sustainability.

By Jared Edwards, PE, LEED AP BD+C, HES Consulting Engineers, Dallas
Heating and Ventilation December 2, 2013

How UV-C energy works in HVAC applications: Part 3

The last installment of this three-part series describes how UV-C lamps are applied in HVAC systems to clean cooling coil surfaces, drain pans, air filters, and ducts to attain and maintain “as-built” capacity and indoor air quality.

By Forrest Fencl, UV Resources, Santa Clarita, Calif.
Heating and Ventilation November 27, 2013

Manufacturers’ prescription for hospital, health care facility success

Two manufacturers provide tips on how engineers can make their hospital and health care facility projects more successful.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Heating and Ventilation November 26, 2013

Prescription for hospital, health care HVAC success

Hospital and health care facility projects are especially important due to their sensitive nature. The HVAC system—especially indoor air quality—must have reliable design.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer