As energy codes and standards put more emphasis on energy savings, engineers and designers are faced with the challenge of creating more sustainable buildings. While energy can be conserved through exterior envelope construction such as lighting, heating, and power, the building’s mechanical system can be a critical component to determining how efficient the building is in the long run. Failure to design and maintain a sustainable mechanical system can result in long-term energy inefficiencies for the entire building.
This article explains five ways that you can achieve sustainable design certifications through proper planning and design of your mechanical system. Read more.