Tag: excellence in innovation

Harbourside hoorah for HVAC&R

Harbourside hoorah for HVAC&R

The winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022 were announced at a gala dinner on November 24 at Luna Park in Sydney.“Looking at the winners and finalists of the 2022 AIRAH Awards, I believe the HVAC&R industry has what it takes”On a perfect spring evening, almost 200...

Infill with skill

Infill with skill

The new Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) at Tufts University is a nifty response to a challenging brief.When it became obvious that Tufts University, located in Medford outside Boston in the US north‑east, had outlived its science and engineering accommodation,...

Streamlining electrification in support of decarbonisation

Streamlining electrification in support of decarbonisation

Our industry has increasingly focused on the electrification of building utilities coupled with
low-carbon electricity to support the global decarbonization effort. Examples include the
University of California’s system-wide ban on the use of on-site fossil fuel combustion in
new construction and major renovations, and the City of Seattle’s recently passed measure to
prohibit the use of natural gas for space heating in new construction and major replacements
of heating systems in commercial buildings, as well as for water heating in new hotels and
large apartment buildings. This column presents an approach to integrating the production
of domestic hot water with an electric heat-recovery chiller plant as a streamlined solution.
The following two case studies, involving a stand-alone building utility plant and a plant
that ties into a campus chilled water system, demonstrate the flexibility of this approach.

Rise above

Rise above

Some building owners are happy if their edifice performs adequately. For those making decisions about Quay Quarter Tower, the aspirations were considerably higher. Behold the winner of the 2022 AIRAH Award for Excellence in Innovation.Quay Quarter Tower isn’t one of...

The nouse of Elliott 

The nouse of Elliott 

Perth-based Mark Elliott, M.AIRAH, is a building services engineer for Devlin Engineering & Management, and the 2022 AIRAH Future Leader Award winner. Day-to-day responsibilities  My day-to-day duties and responsibilities revolve around project and commissioning...

Fan forum 

Fan forum 

Fantech has recently moved into a new Group HQ, close to its previous premises in Melbourne’s outer south-east. Ecolibrium chats with Leigh Howard to get the lowdown on the motivation behind the move and what went into creating the new digs. Ecolibrium: Why did...

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