What does a heating and ventilation system do for buildings?

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) provides indoor comfort for buildings. Products and systems typically are specified by mechanical engineers to meet certain heating, cooling, energy efficiency, indoor air quality or other needs.
Courtesy: SmithGroup/Liam Fredrick
HVAC April 14, 2021

Know when, how to specify a rooftop unit

There are some key components to recognize when designing air-cooled rooftop units

By Jon Silhol
Codes & Standards: HVAC March 17, 2021

Combatting IAQ and health concerns

There are many ways to improve indoor air quality in buildings and to address COVID-19 fears

By Peter D’Antonio
Courtesy: Lee Health
HVAC January 28, 2021

Effective COVID-19 mitigation for HVAC systems

There are many technologies available for HVAC systems to combat the spread of COVID-19, but not all systems apply to all building types

By Erick Phelps and Rick Wood
Boilers, Chillers September 18, 2020

Basics of hot water heating boilers

Hot water heating boilers are used widely in residential, commercial and institutional buildings

By Ian Marchant and April Ricketts
Boilers, Chillers June 23, 2020

Strategies to improve chiller plant performance, efficiency

Learn how to design chilled water systems that meet the thermal comfort demands and achieve operational and energy efficiencies

By Scott Battles, Jonathan Hulke and Stet Sanborn
Automation, Controls April 14, 2020

Integrating building systems through controls

By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined

By Elena Gowdy and Matt Fogarty
Boilers, Chillers April 10, 2020

Air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants

A water-cooled chiller plant can be more efficient over the life span of the system and will be less costly than an air-cooled chiller plant

By Mark Stehney
Product Showcase | March 2006 March 30, 2020

Compressed air audit optimizes efficiency

A compressed air system evaluation can provide owners and facilities engineers with the direction they need to ensure their plant is operating efficiently and reliably

By Blake Finch and Luke Streit
Building Envelope March 23, 2020

Best practices for infiltration and building pressurization

Observe the mechanics of infiltration and pressurization in a building, modeling methodologies and what can be done to better account for them in air handling system design

By Kevin Ricart, PE; Rosemary Hwang, LEED AP; and Connor Harrigan
Boilers, Chillers September 23, 2019

Introduction to boilers for the entry-level engineer

Entry-level consulting engineers should understand the definition and applications of a commercial hydronic boiler

By Jacob Haddadin, EIT and Stephanie Khouri, CCJM Engineers Ltd., Chicago