As engineers, we engage in the entire spectrum of building engineering – from mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) to structural, lighting, technology and sustainability.
For every WSP project, our primary objective is to achieve client goals, with the need for reliable and efficient heating and/or cooling often at the top of that list.
With hydronic systems, water serves as the primary medium to transfer heating and cooling into buildings. The benefits of these systems are many, including increased energy efficiency, improved air quality and reliability, environmental impact reductions and design options that offer more flexibility. On top of that, they also are less expensive to operate.
Balancing hydronic systems is key and doing it in the early phases of a project helps detect any potential errors in the system before a building is occupied.
The paper — which I co-authored with an industry colleague of mine, Luciano Belo from IMI Hydronic Engineering — is intended to provide designers with information they need to consider when designing these systems; and to inform engineers, owners and potential clients with the understanding that WSP is considering and designing these systems to be efficient for the long run and, ultimately, to save them money that they can spend on other things – instead of higher energy usage charges.
Click here to read “Sizing Hydronic System is truly a balancing act.”
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