HVAC systems that achieve indoor air quality
July 27, 2021
Depending on the building and its geographic location, there are several techniques for specifying HVAC systems in nonresidential buildings. A new or existing building each has its own requirements and mechanical engineers must understand the client’s needs, the codes and standards, humidification/dehumidification needs, energy efficiency goals and the specific building requirements to successfully design a system.
Based on recent issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor air quality has become more of a focus for mechanical engineers specifying or retrofitting HVAC systems.
- Learn about ASHRAE, International Mechanical Code and other guidelines that drive HVAC system design and specifications.
- Understand HVAC design strategies and the various products and systems available. Know the basics of how building automation systems and controls are integrated into this design.
- Consider indoor air quality goals and what HVAC products or systems can help achieve them.
- Review commercial buildings example design strategies.