Owner: UTA Mechanical Contractor: TD Industries Products Used: Aircuity Brief Description: An Aircuity system was installed in the C&P Building in order to monitor the indoor environmental quality of the laboratories in the building. The air change rate in certain labs was reduced allowing for significant energy savings and a payback of 3 years. This was installed as part of a larger energy savings project installed by TD industries. The campus purchased a 10 year sensor calibration plan ensuring the energy savings will continue to be achieved over the next decade. The Aircuity system was integrated to the Siemens building automation system via BACnet.
Owner: Tarrant County College Engineer: Multatech General Contractor: Turner Construction Mechanical Contractor: Dynamic Systems, Inc. Architect: SHW Group Products Used: Phoenix Controls Brief Description: The new Academic Wing at the Southeast Campus of Tarrant County College includes general science laboratories as well as wet-chemistry including fume hoods. Tarrant County College has standardized on Phoenix Controls for its laboratory solutions and prefers the Phoenix solution for its low-operating cost capability, high turndown, and above all, safety. The Phoenix system includes VAV fume hood controls, advanced occupancy sensors, temperature controls and room pressurization control.
Owner: Southern Methodist University Engineer: Purdy-McGuire Inc. General Contractor: Beck Mechanical Contractor: Dynamic Systems, Inc. Architect: KSQ Products Used: PACO HVAC Pumps, Mueller Domestic Heat Exchangers, Grundfos BoosterpaQ, Grundfos Sump Pumps and Circulators, Elbi Expansion Tanks and Air Separators, and Nexus Valve Packages Brief Description: The new Residential Commons at SMU will feature five (5) residential buildings and space for 1,250 students. It includes a a dining commons and parking garage (where the central plant is located). The design and construction team chose PACO vertical in-line pumps for the central plant for their efficiency and small footprint. A Grundfos BoosterpaQ provides domestic boosting, while Mueller Heat Exchangers and Grudnfos circulators and sump complete the plumbing pumping systems. Nexus Valve auto-flow packages provided balanced water flow to the 1,000+ coils.
Owner: Southern Methodist University Engineer: McMillan James Equipment Company Mechanical Contractor: McMillan James Equipment Company Products Used: Aircuity Brief Description: Southern Methodist University has always been driven by high-efficiency and eco-friendly design and operational practices. In continuing this effort, SMU retrofitted their newest LEED-driven building, Prothro Hall, with a air-quality monitoring system by Aircuity. The system uses a network of air transport and data cabling to centrally monitor air-quality, without the need for individual sensors, and with a reliable calibration methodology. The system currently monitors carbon dioxide for demand-based ventilation functionality and has the capability to be expanded to monitor humidity, volatile organic compounds, airborne particulate and carbon monoxide.
Owner: Southern Methodist University Engineer: CCRD Mechanical Contractor: TAC Products Used: Phoenix Controls Brief Description: The SMU Dedman Life Sciences Building houses teaching laboratories including wet-chemistry spaces with fume hoods. The laboratory airflow controls are provided by Phoenix Controls. The Phoenix system provides high-speed response to system changes and sophisticated fume hood controls in order to provide a safe and efficient operating and learning environment.
ClimateCraft air handling units were designed to fit in a very small area of the existing TCU chemistry building, Phoenix controls were used to insure proper exhaust rates. MJEC partnered with Brandt Engineer.