HVAC Systems

Title Abstract Publication Date
Healthy Building Design for the Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Marketplace. Examines building design and construction that helps deliver both superior air quality, occupant thermal comfort, and minimize energy consumption. Explores an integrated building systems approach... 12/31/1998
Healthy Schools Council Checklist Concerning Environmental Health and Safety in Schools. Offers a checklist to identify and monitor important environmental health and safety issues that may be present in a given school building. The issues are organized under categories for renovations... 08/31/2003
Heat + Power = Savings. Uses Fairfield University's experience with combined heat and power generation to illustrate the savings and reliability of power generated on campus. Design details of Fairfield's system... 10/31/2010
Heating and Cooling from the Ground Up. Explains why converting to geothermal heating and cooling is a good option when constructing or retrofitting schools. Reasons discussed include competitive installation costs, lower operating and... 10/31/1998
Heating with Biomass: A Feasibility Study of Wisconsin Schools Heated with Wood. Based on data collection from four schools in Wisconsin that currently heat with biomass, and recent fuel use and pricing, this study found that 200-300 schools in Wisconsin now heating with natural... 01/31/2008
Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems Discusses the following: Codes and Standards; Potential for Natural Ventilation and Operable Windows; Selection of HVAC Equipment; Energy Recovery Ventilation; Location of Outdoor Air Intakes and... 12/31/2011
Helping Facilities Keep Their Cool Discusses the use of portable cooling systems that are highly flexible units that can be used to back up the building's air-conditioning system in the event of the loss of air-conditioning. 02/28/2003
High and Dry. Cites the effects of indoor air pollution on students, teachers, facilities, and equipment. Recommendations for eliminating excess humidity through proper attention to the building and its HVAC... 11/30/2005
High Indoor Air Quality is Crucial in Schools and Health Care Facilities. Discusses moisture management in wall assemblies and HVAC systems, and moisture-attenuating building products for walls and ductwork. 10/31/2009
High Performance School Characteristics. Details the properties of high performance school buildings under the categories of building envelope, lighting, and HVAC and dehumidification. Initial verses operating costs are addressed, as are... 04/30/2006
Hot Button: Effective Boiler Maintenance. Advises on boiler maintenance, including boiler types, typical causes for failure and how to prevent them, and attention to the unit heaters that utilize the boiler output. 12/31/2007
How Cool Is Your Roof? Explains a concept called cool roof that is used to reduce electricity costs for air conditioning, and also reduce the price of air conditioning units. Discusses the light reflecting capabilities of... 11/30/2001
How Much Capacity is Enough? Considers the benefits and costs of redundancy for chillers for classroom buildings. 01/31/2012
How Ventilation Affects Comfort. Discusses the role of air filters in maintaining indoor air quality, citing the history of filters, their typical composition, styles available, and the respective filtration capacities and... 12/31/2009
Humidity Control in Minnesota Schools. Offers guidance to help school building managers and operators understand the process of moisture management. It explains why controlling humidity is important and what settings to choose. It also... 09/30/2005
Humidity Control in School Facilities. Presents a synopsis of research on humidity control in various school HVAC systems, its relationship to comfort, ventilation, and the learning process. Packaged HVAC equipment was typically unable to... 12/31/2001
HVAC Airflow Keeps Pace with Lab Technology Advancements. Discusses the use of fabric ductwork to control the velocity, direction, and noise of HVAC airflow. Examples of laboratories where fabric ductwork was installed in response to sensitive instruments... 02/28/2009
HVAC and IAQ Systems. Advises on selecting a schol HVAC system for good indoor air quality, emphasizing filtration, quantity and sources of outside air, humidity control, thermal comfort, energy efficiency, geothermal... 12/31/2007
HVAC and the Environment. Describes how properly designed HVAC systems improve indoor air quality by regulating humidity, removing pollutants, and mixing in fresh air. 01/31/2004
HVAC Design for Schools Understanding HVAC requirements of school buildings is not enough. The design engineer must be a good communicator to determine the owner's true desires and expectations and to solve design... 11/30/1992
HVAC Design in Animal Facilities. Discusses proper HVAC for laboratory animal facilities to ensure comfort and wellness of the animals, metabolic stability for clinical consistency of experimentation, and worker safety. The type of... 08/31/2004
HVAC Efficiency: Steps to Savings. Discusses HVAC commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy audits for buildings. Their relative costs and benefits are cited, as are preventive maintenance techniques and obstacles to investing in... 01/31/2009
HVAC Equipment: The Inventory-Performance Link. Discusses inventory management of HVAC supplies and spare parts to ensure reliable operation. Inventory is divided into consumables, including the proper lubricants, filters, packing, and sealants;... 09/30/2006
HVAC for Schools: How to Purchase an HVAC System that Meets Your School's Unique Requirements and Stays Within Your Budget. This commercially produced publication provides guidelines for purchasing school HVAC systems. The publication gives tips on reducing initial and operating costs of HVAC systems, explains the heating... 12/31/2002
HVAC System Automatic Controls and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Fans, motors, coils, and other control components enable a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to function smoothly. An explanation of these control components and how they make... 12/31/1995

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