Category: Technical Paper Feature

Feasibility study of wastewater energy transfer for an existing campus building cluster

The HVAC-related energy usage of a group of three existing buildings on a Canadian university campus (the “Cluster”) was simulated. Two scenarios were compared: (1) an ambient loop paired with conventional HVAC equipment (boiler plant and cooling tower), and (2) an ambient loop using wastewater energy transfer (“WET”). The study aimed to assess the feasibility of implementing WET as a heating and cooling method for cold-climate institutional buildings, as well as to measure the effects of WET implementation on energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy costs

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A ’shroom of their own

A ’shroom of their own

On a remote farm in Far North Queensland, a family business overcame adversity to realise a “green dream” in the design of a 8,500m² mushroom production facility. Sean McGowan reports.The Inderbitzins are a proud family who have been on the land for three generations....

Q&A Ginger Scoggins

Q&A Ginger Scoggins

Ecolibrium gets to know the ASHRAE President, who is visiting Australia this month and will be appearing at ARBS. In addition to being ASHRAE President, what is your job title?  I am President and founder of Engineered Designs, Inc, an engineering consulting firm in...

Q&A Sven Bolomey, M.AIRAH

Q&A Sven Bolomey, M.AIRAH

Meet the Managing Director of Air & Odour Management (AOM) Australia, an Australian family-owned business specialising in the manufacturing and supply of commercial kitchen exhaust and filtration products. Specialty I have a master’s in environmental engineering,...

Hire education

Hire education

Industry often bemoans the fact that fresh engineering graduates are not prepared for HVAC&R work. AIRAH’s members in the ACT are doing something about it. What does a typical university student learn about HVAC&R in a mechanical engineering degree? Not...

Outstanding in his field

Outstanding in his field

Sonia Holzheimer, M.AIRAH, remembers fondly the recently departed Graeme Standfield, F.AIRAH, whose designs for HVAC in the tropical north were innovative and influential.

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