Hot Topics

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

Other Measures

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