A small company in Colorado that designs and hand builds rafts with the best materials and techniques available while operating completely off the power grid needed a safer work environment.
AVICS Printing is an international printing company with over 500 sq.ft. of office space. The building’s central heating and air-conditioning had the typical IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) issues found in a printing facility.
The challenge was to provide fresh air throughout an air-tight, earthen-built structure to improve breathing and comfort for occupants. The equipment used had to reliably withstand a variety of weather conditions.
This newly built facility needed fresh outdoor air to meet code requirements and had IAQ issues caused by the athletes’ vigorous training. The client was seeking high efficiency ventilation equipment.
The front office areas and locker rooms of this facility had IAQ issues and lacked fresh air make-up. The main gym area trapped unpleasant odors outgassed from the many thick neoprene workout mats.
A member of the world-wide Glatt group, which specializes in integrated-process technology, the company aimed to greatly reduce energy usage in its heat recovery functions through an energy-efficient means.
The goals of this project were to conduct an energy audit on Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s energy consumption, establish baselines for energy efficiency, and identify opportunities to reduce energy usage and its overall cost.
The IAQ issue in this veterinary setting was quite obvious; strong odors from the animals posed a serious comfort problem. Fresh air needed to be brought into various parts of the building.
Manitoba Hydroelectric, Manitoba’s lead energy utility, purchased a BPE ERV for the purposes of instrumenting and evaluating the need for fresh outdoor air in below freezing conditions in an area of Northern Canada.
The challenge for Haglid Engineering was to renovate an existing retail bicycle shop, which was originally built as a home in the late 1800s, to achieve certification under LEED® for Commercial Interiors.
Of the 51 million people living in Myanmar, 40 percent have little or no access to clean water sources. Even if people can afford the bottled and purified water sold—and many cannot–at least half of that supply is contaminated with deadly bacteria and acidic chemicals as well.
The challenge was to bring fresh air to the back office areas of Newark Airport, which were isolated from outdoor air intakes by new construction and steel-reinforced concrete structural members.
As part of an overall energy efficiency improvement project, the customer wanted to significantly reduce energy consumption utilized by the existing HVAC [Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning] system.
Cultural centers can be an enormous challenge in HVAC design. The number of occupants fluctuates day by day, hour by hour, so the building must provide fresh air over a large range of flows.
When it was built in 1977, the Saskatchewan Conservation House was one of the first completely energy efficient homes in North America. Our goal was to increase the energy and cost effectiveness of this passive house, which is nearly air tight, by improving the ventilation.
Avidan Management’s 656,000-sq.ft. property had been labeled a ‘gas guzzler,’ making at least 200,000 sq.ft. of the structure challenging to rent. The facility included 40,000 sq.ft. of one-story office space, a 181,000 sq.ft. refrigerated warehouse, and 433,000 sq.ft. of mixed-use dry- warehouse space.