Energy Efficiency and "Hot Topics"
When the energy engineer is familiar with the Hot Topics of energy-efficient laboratory design, solutions will develop to overcome many of the barriers noted above. Current solutions include right-sizing techniques, diversity appraisal, DDC systems, VAV systems, modular boiler plants, chiller turn-down ratios, minienvironments, indirect-direct evaporative cooling, and heat recovery. A comprehensive design process combines measures to create a smoothly operating facility with low life-cycle costs.
Integrated System Design: Right-Sizing for Energy Efficiency
Energy Monitoring and Control System with Direct Digital Control
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Air Flow Rates
Modularized Plant Devices
Segregating Tasks with Minienvironments
Indirect-Direct Evaporative Cooling
Barriers to energy-efficient laboratory design