13 Jun '11, 5am

School's energy lab secures Living Building Challenge certification: #buildingautomation #energyefficiency

The director at the Energy Lab, Dr. Bill Wiecking used his background in physics to do the preliminary design schemes of the cooling/venting systems. Then Buro Happold used computational fluid dynamics to establish the necessary placement of the windows and vents to provide the most effective natural ventilation system. Fans, air-conditioning units and carbon dioxide units were installed but because of Buro Happold’s studies, they were never used in the laboratory’s first year in operation.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2011/06/12/the-energy-la...

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