Green HVAC Design Information
From our Engineering Systems Solutions newsletter, which provides up-to-date, groundbreaking information on relevant issues affecting high performance HVAC design, to our detailed Application Guides for various HVAC systems, McQuay is your source for high performance HVAC design information.
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For information on high performance HVAC system design, LEEDÒ and how to maximize points for your HVAC system design:
The International Mechanical Code and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 – Edition #29 of Engineering System Solutions provides a brief tutorial on the ventilation rate procedure (VRP) from ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004 and examines its impact on energy savings and indoor air quality.
3 Simple Approaches to Energy Efficiency – focuses on one aspect of sustainable design - changing traditional design parameters to improve the energy performance of an HVAC system. It provides several examples that improve HVAC system efficiency with a solid economic payback, or in some cases, immediate payback. (ASHRAE Journal, July 2006 - Used by permission)
Informative Appendix G and LEED Energy and Atmosphere, Credit 1 – Optimize Energy Performance – describes the changes to LEED NC v2.2 that apply to Energy and Atmosphere, Credit 1. The revised credit now references ASHRAE Stadard 90.1-2004 Informative Appendix G – Performance Measurement Method to measure energy efficiency and earn points. It also references the Advanced Energy Design Guide and the Advanced Buildings Benchmark, Version 1.1 for easier compliance methods. These changes help simplify the credit and encourage more energy efficient design by improving clarity on the paths to compliance. (Engineering System Solutions, Edition 25, April 2006)
Building Sustainability & HVAC Systems – describes how each category of LEED NC v2.1 affects HVAC system design and where points can be earned (Engineering System Solutions, Edition 16, April 2003)
LEED Energy and Atmosphere, Credit 1, Measuring Efficiency to Maximize Points – describes how to use the ASHRAE Energy Cost Budget method or Energy Star benchmarking to measure HVAC system efficiency for LEED NC v2.1 and demonstrate a percentage improvement to maximize points (Engineering System Solutions, Edition 20, April 2004)
Designing Green Does Not Have To Cost More – demonstrates that taking a whole system approach and addressing airside efficiencies will allow you to maximize LEED points with little or no impact on the installed cost of your HVAC system (Engineering System Solutions, Edition 21, October 2004)
Optimizing Geothermal Heat Pump Systems For Higher Efficiency, Maximum LEED Points and Lower Installed Costs – demonstrates several methods for improving the already high efficiency of geothermal water source heat pump systems with little or no impact on installed costs (Engineering System Solutions, Edition 22, April 2005)
Mining Green and Gold . . . Recovering energy from condenser water significantly reduces energy costs, earning points toward LEED Certification – provides information on where and how to apply condenser water heat recovery (such as a McQuay TemplifierTM water heater) to reduce energy costs and earn LEED points (Application Bulletin, October 2004)
Going, going, green . . . 10 things you should know about HVAC refrigerants and the phase-out schedule – provides an overview of refrigerant phase-out dates for HCFC refrigerants to help you make the most informed refrigerant decisions (Application Bulletin, September 2004)
For detailed information on HVAC system design:
AG 31-001 Vertical Self-Contained System Sound Guide – provides detailed information on how to apply this indoor system from McQuay to achieve low sound levels in any building environment
AG 31-002 Centrifugal Chiller Fundamentals – provides basic information on how centrifugal chillers operate and their interdependency in the chilled water plant
AG 31-003-1 Chiller Plant Design – describes various types of chillers and piping and control strategies commonly used with chilled water systems including variable flow pumping systems
AG 31-004 - School HVAC Design Manual – describes various types of systems used in schools and how they stack up in terms of IAQ, energy efficiency, sound, complexity, serviceability, first cost and operating cost
AG 31-005 Optimal Air Design Manual – describes the benefits of systems using supply air temperatures below 55oF and provides detailed design guidelines for optimizing these systems
AG 31-007 Refrigerant Application Guide – provides detailed information on refrigerant properties and how they are used to increase the understanding of how refrigerants can affect our business and personal lives
AG 31-008 Geothermal Heat Pump Design Manual – describes the benefits of these high efficiency systems provides detailed design guidelines
AG 31-010 HVAC Acoustic Fundamentals – describes the basics of acoustics and how to apply these basics to typical HVAC designs