ERVs are an important ventilation strategy for eliminating up to 80 percent of the outdoor ventilation air moisture and energy loads for many types of applications. To maximize their benefits, it is equally important to specify serviceable components that can be easily maintained for the life of the system.
Chipotle’s objective in the development of Avid Air™ was to expand the reach of its food sanitation program. The Avid Air™ was created to destroy air and surface-born microbials (bacteria/viruses) in what is commonly known as one of the most contaminated areas of any enclosed space: the bathroom.
According to IBISWorld, HVAC franchise revenue is expected to rise at an annualized rate of 2.2 percent over the next five years, reaching $1.0 billion by 2023. In a billion dollar industry, streamlined business practices are essential, and will allow for better customer service, more efficient operations and time savings across the board.
Many homeowners aren’t aware of the danger that mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulates, allergens, and other biological contaminants pose inside their homes. Therefore, they don’t proactively search for a solution.
Campus physical plants that have become internets of things — requiring cloud-based management, machine learning, and visualization tools — could serve as more than unseen controllers of the classroom environment. They could be the classroom.
As the main campus for UBER’s autonomous vehicle research and development labs, the building presented a unique design challenge. Vehicle testing garages sit side-by-side with state-of-the-art conference rooms and office space. This drove the need for zone control and specialized ventilation.
University of Akron has more than 27,000 students and offers in excess of 300 undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in metropolitan Akron, the university has more than 80 buildings on 218 acres. Since 2000, it has added 22 buildings, completed 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and created 34 acres of green space.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy study found that most commercial air conditioners in the US are oversized by 25-50 percent. In fact, subsequent studies have only counted units as oversized if it is more than 25 percent oversized because that is widely considered a “safe and acceptable practice.”
When Josh Jeffers put his vision of creating a mixed-use complex into motion with a multi-million-dollar overhaul, the goal for the Mackie Building was to maintain the historic design aesthetics while upgrading the HVAC system to effectively serve a diverse range of tenants.