Have you ever wondered how healthcare facility HVAC systems are designed for a wide variety of services for their patients, guests, and healthcare workers? The term “Healthcare facilities” is broad and can be divided into three building categories:
- Outpatient Care
- Nursing Facilities
For the purposes of this blog, let’s consider hospital buildings. (more…)
We explained how BIM has become the new standard for building design software in previous blogs. Buildings of all types have structural, mechanical and electrical systems to achieve various goals. Most of these systems are unnoticeable when concealed behind mechanical room walls and ceilings in office buildings or schools.
How to select HVAC equipment for your next building project
We are commonly asked “what is the most efficient HVAC system?” The answer depends on multiple project related factors and equipment options that can vary the system efficiency. It’s important to select practical equipment options when comparing HVAC systems.
We will briefly explain some commonly used efficiency measurement terms and discuss airside options for constant volume rooftop units and indoor air handling units.
Many people enjoy swimming for sports and recreation but may not be aware of the unique HVAC systems that keep swimmers comfortable. Buildings that contain a pool room are called natatoriums. Examples of natatoriums are commonly found in hotels, sports and recreation facilities and fitness centers.
Vented vs. Unvented Attics
By: David Cotton, PE, LEED AP, Associate Mechanical Engineer