Thursday’s 6pm ET Amber Book : 40 Minutes of Competence program is titled, “HVAC Scramble” You’ll take the first five minutes of class to answer the question alone, but if you would like to get a head-start on that, here is the assignment:
An architect is designing a mixed-use building in a temperate climate. The client would like the building to be energy-efficient and would like to minimize space dedicated to HVAC for the hotel portion of the project to maximize the number of rooms she can build in the given envelope volume. The hotel room heating and cooling system will be off until check-in, so the units need to cool or heat rapidly. The restaurant is a cook-at-your-table style with 20 exhaust hoods (one for each table). The mechanical engineer has specified a high-efficiency geothermal heat pump for use throughout the building. Match the best number for the HVAC system with the space-use occupancy. You may use the same system more than once and you don’t need to use all of the systems on the list.
1 Air handling unit (AHU) with displacement ventilation
2 Fan coil units with an airside economizer cycle
3 Multiduct system with electric resistance heating
4 Single-zone air handling unit (AHU) with ceiling diffusers
B. Hotel rooms
It’s free for everyone (not just Amber Book subscribers), so join us.
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