The University of Texas at Austin: Large-Campus District Cooling
- A BIT OF HISTORY. // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2010, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p33
The article offers brief information on the history of University of Texas at Austin (UT) regarding its heating and cooling system. It mentions that UT had used power from the city and coal-fired boilers for heating from 1883-1928 before a central heating plant was constructed. It states that UT...
- VFDs Reach Their Full Potential at University. Checket-Hanks, B. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;8/2/2010, Vol. 240 Issue 14, p19
The article focuses on the variable-frequency drive (VFD) technology used by the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. It discusses how the university gathered the most out of the technology in its cooling station project that started in 2008. According to Juan Ontiveros, PE, executive director...
- Desiccants help offset energy costs by increasing outdoor air flow. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;12/02/96, Vol. 199 Issue 14, p18
Focuses on dessicant-based energy-recovery systems for school buildings. Implication of desiccants for schools' ventilation; Project cost comparison summary; Indoor pollutants; Effects of indoor pollutants of children.
- Cooling down. Smith, J.L. // American School & University;May95, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p46h
Discusses the cost advantages of installing properly-engineered roof cooling system (RCS) in school buildings. System components; Alteration of the thermal characteristics of the roof structure using RCS; Factors to consider in RCS installation.
- Students breathe easier in Bibb County with wall-mount system. // Engineered Systems;Feb95, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p18
Reports on the use of Bard Manufacturing's heating-cooling wall mount ventilation unit for school buildings in Bibb County, Georgia. Effect of indoor air quality to student performance; Background information; Capabilities; Specifications; Enhancements; Expectations.
- Study hall for a sick school. // Engineered Systems;Apr96, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p26
Focuses on innovations in the heating and ventilation systems at the Bethany High School in Missouri. Problems associated with the school's heating units; Use of four Lennox PMZ1-20 rooftop multizone units; Building of new custom frames for the rooftop units.
- New boilers help Mich. schools save every year, despite temps. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;1/31/94, Vol. 191 Issue 5, p5
Reports on the revamp of the steam heating system of a public school in Ferrysburg, Michigan. Financial benefit; Study of a task force; Reasons for the choice of the Johnston 509 Series boilers; Water quality program.
- Air-Cooled Chillers for Hot, Dry Climates. Howell, Ronald H.; Land, Donald W.; Scheideman, Elton Dale // ASHRAE Journal;Dec2003, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p38
Reports on the process undergone by the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada in replacing rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units for 11 elementary schools. Importance of carrying out a thorough life cycle cost analysis to ensure long-term savings; School...
- Kent cuts school heating costs with PFI pilot. // Public Finance;03/14/97, p4
Reports on the launching by the Funding Agency for Schools of a pilot project that cuts heating bills at grant-maintained schools in Kent, England. Use of private finance initiative; Capital value of project; Provision and maintenance of heating equipment; Number of participating schools in the...