Planning for New Biomedical Facility Puts Energy Efficiency Under the Microscope

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Chilled beams, runaround-loop ERV system included

From issue 2014-5 of HPAC Engineering

The first part of a planned research complex, the new Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Building on Washington State University (WSU) Spokane’s Riverpoint Campus features research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, and administrative and faculty offices. Constructing the four-story, 125,000-gross-square-foot facility “was challenging, given the rigid temperature and humidity set points, 24/7 operation, and high ventilation rates that were required in a modern and architecturally pleasing building,” Ken Billington, construction administrator with Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI), who oversaw construction and worked with the contracting team to coordinate and complete installation of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, said...MORE

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