What is building envelope?
The building envelope separates the indoors from the outside of a building. It includes structural aspects, windows and glazing and other physical barriers. It helps control the climate inside the building, and aids in both indoor air quality and thermal envelope.
Explore the specification of standard, open and proprietary building automation systems
Zero energy buildings, renewable energy and the smart grid are key considerations to commercial building design
What does it really mean for an engineer to design a zero energy building?
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
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
Many consulting engineers base their designs on performance, thus the focus on performance-based design in many specifications for HVAC system design.
The integration of high-performance HVAC design strategies can do as much to make systems energy-efficient as specifying high energy efficiency ratings.