Tag: Dr. A. S. Fung

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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To be or not to be a Honeybee company

To be or not to be a Honeybee company

Employers that care about the wellbeing of their staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders do better in the long run, writes Professor Gayle Avery.

A little more (ventilation) conversation

A little more (ventilation) conversation

Almost everyone who works on HVAC in Australia would be familiar with the AS 1668 series. Right now, AS 1668.2 and AS 1668.4 – which between them cover mechanical and natural ventilation in buildings – are open for public comment.

Tight done right

Tight done right

The owners of a Passivhaus residential development in Melbourne’s inner suburbs have adopted a pragmatic approach to design, ensuring the best possible outcome on a site overshadowed by neighbouring buildings. Sean McGowan reports.A certified Passivhaus designer and...

Staying power

Staying power

One test of an award program’s veracity is how well the decision to bestow plaudits is viewed through the lens of time.

(Very) artificial intelligence (well, maybe) – a practical view 

(Very) artificial intelligence (well, maybe) – a practical view 

Recent professional opinions on the use of AI in real-world building applications have raised some concerns with Alan Obrart, L.AIRAH.  Like me, you’ve probably been reading a considerable amount lately about AI, or artificial intelligence.   The ASHRAE Journal, New...

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