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HPAC FASTRACK, November 2006  - When a company decided to build its new headquarters nine times larger than the original, energy efficiency was a challenge

By Edward H. Brzezowski, PE
Engineers rarely have a building owner willing to spend money to generate more power than a building needs. When that happens, it is important (and fun) to get it right. This article describes the systems, lessons, and immediate results of a building that my firm, a heavy-construction and construction-management company, built for itself to serve as a corporate headquarters and interactive showcase of energy technologies for potential clients.

This article will discuss the HVAC, solar-electricity, and controls systems in the facility. Featured in the building are rooftop air-conditioning units, radiant-slab heating systems, solar-heated domestic hot water, a solar-electric system (panels and inverters), and an advanced building-automation system that integrates the systems and enables real-time remote monitoring and sophisticated Web-based reporting.

To read more visit http://www.hpac.com/fastrack/1106/1106_brzezowski.htm

 

 

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