Radiant cooling is a great way to deal with sensible cooling loads in high-performance building design. However, one of the biggest radiant cooling projects in the history of the United States had an entirely different purpose.
The way I see it, we have three ways to put together a boiler room. We can piece it together on site, fitting by fitting, following a piping schematic. We can buy a prefab panel from a manufacturer. Or, we can build our own prefab panel suited specifically for the job it’s intended for.
Sustainable energy, building performance and refrigeration technologies were just some of the topics of great interest as HVACR professionals from around the world exchanged knowledge at this year's conference.
While achieving net zero for one building is somewhat practical, the developer of Whisper Valley in Austin, Texas, decided that the entire 2,000-acre community with some 7,200 homes would be net-zero ready.
This is the story about the Westchester County, New York, natural gas moratorium imposed by Con Edison in March 2019. It’s also about a man on a mission: his name is Bob Wyman, who spoke about this issue at the Con Edison gas hearings at the White Plains Library, Feb. 13, 2019.