HVAC Systems

Title Abstract Publication Date
Geothermal Energy: Tapping the Potential. Reviews the state-of-the-practice and the kinds of engineering and programmatic expertise that are required to properly scale geothermal applications up to the institutional level and provide... 10/31/2008
Geothermal for School. Details the planning and building of geothermal exchange system for HVAC at Whitmore Lake High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Details include building layout to accommodate zone sensors and unitary... 04/30/2010
Geothermal Heat Pumps Score High Marks in Schools. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are showing their value in providing lower operating and maintenance costs, energy efficiency, and superior classroom comfort. This document describes what GHPs are and... 08/31/1998
Geothermal Installation Wins Praise from SUNY Brockport. Profiles the individual geothermal HVAC units that serve a new townhouse-style residential facility at the State University of New York at Brockport. Highlights of the system's design, along... 10/31/2007
Geothermal Systems for School Describes an award winning school heating and cooling system in which two energy efficient technologies, variable flow pumping and geothermal heat pumps, were combined. The basic system schematic and... 04/30/1998
Geothermal: Engineer Says System Can Lower Costs. Presents and interview with Tom Perry, HVAC designer, that discusses the types of geothermal systems available, how much they can save schools on energy and maintenance costs, and some of the... 10/31/2007
Get Ready for Summer: IAQ Cleaning and Maintenance. Discusses management steps and procedures for Summer cleaning and maintenance that address indoor air quality. Involving and communicating with all stakeholders, training custodial staff, and... 04/30/2005
Go Green with Air Filtration Upgrades. Reviews the benefits of good air indoor quality to schools, and addresses the role of air filtration to IAQ. Lower pressure-drop filters that still clean air well are covered, as are the filter'... 03/31/2007
Going 'Green' with Hybrid HVAC. Describes hybrid HVAC systems that combine technologies to use of 100% outside air, yet return substantial energy savings. 01/31/2004
Going for a Dip. Explains how Cornell University is using lake water to cool 40 percent of the space in its central campus. Payback cost estimates and design and engineering issues are examined. 10/31/2000
Going Green: Environmentally Friendly Schools Pay Off. Describes California's Inderkum High School, its geothermal HVAC system, and the savings anticipated from the system. The rapid spread of high performance schools in California and the role of... 04/09/2008
Going Straight to the Source. Explains how a well-designed heating and air conditioning system with good facility maintenance can prevent most indoor air quality problems in schools. Attention to issues of leak prevention and... 01/31/1998
Going...Going...Green. Describes the phaseout schedules for chlorine-containing refrigerants that harm the ozone layer, along with ways one might continue to service, after phaseout, an HVAC system that uses these... 12/31/2003
Going?Going?Green. Discusses how the mandated phasing out of the most common refrigerant, HCFC R-22, will affect future cooling-system decisions for schools. Address the relevant legislation, environmental implications... 08/31/2002
GoinGreen. Briefly profiles sustainability efforts in schools, including recycling computers, centralized hibernation commands to computers, sophisticated HVAC systems that adjust to outdoor temperature and... 10/15/2008
Gorham Middle School: Evaluation of Geothermal and HVAC System. Evaluates a geothermal HVAC system at a Maine middle school. Details on the system's performance compared to other schools is provided, as are initial cost comparisons and a life cycle analysis... 11/20/2006
Graduating to Better IAQ. Highlights the different design approaches that may be taken and the HVAC systems that result depending on the type of educational facility involved, be it an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary... 05/31/2001
Green Existing Schools: Project Management Guide. Helps schools and school districts green their existing facilities and achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The guide outlines the process for navigating LEED... 12/31/2008
Green Goes Underground. Profiles the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's geothermal system, which is the largest in Canada and the second largest in North America. The extremely deep wells were bored by oil... 10/31/2006
Green Schools Create Learning Tools. Illustrates design for passive seasonal heating, cooling, and daylighting that students can monitor as part of the learning program. 12/31/2004
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: Energy Efficiency for Two Canadian Schools. Details the design, construction, costs, and operation of ground-source heat pump systems at two Canadian schools. The construction of the system cost 26% less than a conventional HVAC system, and... 04/30/2006
Groundwater Heat Pump Systems: Experience at Two High Schools. Ground water integrated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems have been operating in the Northwest for nearly 50 years, and experiences with the early central plant installations... 12/31/1995
Guidance for Filtration and Air-Cleaning Systems to Protect Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks. This document discusses air-filtration and air-cleaning issues associated with protecting building environments from an airborne chemical, biological, or radiological (CBR) attack. It provides... 03/31/2003
Hawaii CHPS Criteria Resource used to design and construct healthy, high performance, green, schools in Hawaii. Includes prerequisites and credits appropriate to the year-round temperatures, rain and wind patterns, and... 05/31/2012
Head of the Class for No GHG-School. Profiles the building and HVAC design of Quebec's Ecole du Tournant, which emits no greenhouse gasses and uses 80% less energy than a typical school built according to the standard energy code.... 04/30/2006