Electrification

Electrification

Mike Ragan from Mitsubishi Electric discussed unique applications of refrigerant-to-water heat exchangers in VRF heat pump systems, reducing the amount of refrigerant in the system or outright eliminates refrigerant from occupied spaces. And advancements in VRF...
Cost Estimating for Passive House

Cost Estimating for Passive House

Ken Neuhauser and Wesley Stanhope of Building Evolution Corporation (BEC) discussed the cost impacts of higher performance buildings and passive house improvements. What are the impacts of Passive House and should the sub-contractors worry (worry =...
Ventilation and Air Purification

Ventilation and Air Purification

Kevin Seaman President of Seaman Engineering Corporation (SEC), discussed ventilation and air purification strategies for buildings, including options available to promote IAQ, such as ionizing air purification, UV light treatment, and filtration. SEC continue to...
Building Commissioning; Everything is Connected

Building Commissioning; Everything is Connected

Wesley Stanhope and Ken Neuhauser of Building Evolution Corporation (BEC) explain that buildings are comprised of potentially competing system that are expected to work in harmony with each other. Commissioning (Cx) is a living and adaptive process that can be...
Triple-Decker Renovations: What is Value?

Triple-Decker Renovations: What is Value?

This month, Chris will continue our examination of Worcester’s housing stock with a presentation on simple – and complex – measures to improve a building’s performance. Chris’s experience specialized in residential energy efficiency. He has performed more than 3000...
Mill Building Electrification with minimal refrigerant

Mill Building Electrification with minimal refrigerant

Wesley Stanhope of Building Evolution Corporation (BEC) will discuss how large historical multi-family buildings can not only accommodate Heating and Cooling upgrades eliminating fossil fuels, but can do so with minimal refrigerant distribution. Not only does this...