Energy-Recovery Ventilating Units Help Beat Efficiency, Comfort Expectations

September 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Sep2009, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p41
The article features the energy-recovery ventilation system of the U.S. Navy Federal Credit Union building. It states that SEMCO Inc. provided the idea for a modified pinnacle ventilation system as option for raised-floor air delivery. The modified ventilating system delivers pre-tempered air at a suppressed dew point of 45 degrees Fahrenheit. It provides a conditioned air at warm supply temperature and it humidifies outdoor air from exhaust- and return-air streams.


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