Rethinking Central Utility Plants

Schultz, Carl C.
August 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2009, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p8
The article focuses on the advancement of the technology in central utility plants in the U.S. It mentions several Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trends which includes disconnecting ventilation systems from space-heating and cooling systems, ending reheat for comfort cooling applications, and minimizing fan energy. It states that these trends are absolutely essential to attain the building energy savings that is wanted by the society and government.


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