One of our goals at BPE is to encourage building and HVAC contractors to relay the importance of building or retrofitting residential, commercial, and industrial building stock with the climate crisis in mind. Unfortunately, many people aren’t too quick to worry about things they cannot see for themselves and/or feel they can’t do anything about–such as a slowly warming planet. But you know where that gets us, right?
The Upper Fan has a Louver and fan box in front of it that is normally attached. This photograph is to show the fan module before the louver is added. The DOAS (Dedicated Outdoor Air System ) is shipped with the fan modules removed and packed around the ERM (Energy Recovery Module) as shown:
Why include custom dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) plans in your new construction or retrofit project? Because you’ll lessen health, financial, and climate issues in indoor spaces that may have felt like mere annoyances in the past. Collectively, we have a lot more riding on indoor air quality and energy efficiency these days—not to mention the growing climate threats of years ahead.
Latent only cooling is a method of utilizing the cooling energy of air leaving an existing or new construction fan coil air handler, to simultaneously pre-cool the air entering the air handler and reheat the air leaving the cooling coil. Installations and field tests have shown this can take an average fan coil either dx or chilled water and render the unit up to over 95% latent with very little temperature change.
Still hanging on to that gas stove? You rebel you! But should you? Well, that depends on a some questions and considerations we have for you.
An ERV product line should accommodate the simplest to the most unique HVAC design needs–and efficiency should not suffer for it. Here’s a look at the heart of a high-efficiency commercial/industrial ERV followed by a variety of system layouts and duct sizing tips.
Sometimes it’s tough enough to get building managers and homeowners to jump on the sustainable HVAC bandwagon, let alone understand what they need and how to install it. If we’re honest, many people will latch onto energy savings and simplicity of use before they buy high-performance systems to promote healthy, comfortable indoor air. So, what’s an HVAC manufacturer focused on energy recovery to do? Well, we give the people what they want.
Where does the most decorated warship to serve in the U.S. Navy go to retire? The USS New Jersey, one of the largest battleships of its kind, went out of service in 1991, eventually transitioning into a museum in Camden, NJ by 2001.
Machine shops, notorious for indoor air nightmares, take on added environmental concerns when CNC is the heart of the shop. Proper Computerized Numerical Control or computerized manufacturing requires a good deal of temperature and humidity control to achieve precision manufacturing results along with air quality that supports a thriving staff of technicians.
Do you have an uncomfortable indoor air story in your past and perhaps your present? Sure, you do. Was it a stifling classroom in the heat of summer and a freezing one in winter? Did you fight a sleepy, lethargic malaise while taking a test in high school? As an adult, perhaps you suffered from Sick Building Syndrome in the ‘build it tighter than tight’ ’80s. Colds and stomach bugs, not to mention today’s viral scourge, can still spread through indoor environments like wildfire.