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10 How this school district
cut energy spending by
12 7 green ways to insulate
13 What determines a
good ROI on a lighting
15 Harvesting natural light
16 Balancing flooring needs
for behavioral health.
17 5 things to know about
the new green code.
8 EDITOR’S LETTER
HVAC technology trends
This month’s section
starts with a focus
on Internet of Things
38 FM COST TRENDS
HIGH-TECH HVAC IN A HISTORIC OFFICE
WHAT’S TRENDING NOW IN
Making a historic building work for a modern office
is a challenge, but one tenant retrofitted a VAV-ready space in Chicago’s century-old Commercial
National Bank Building with an innovative HVAC
technology – displacement ventilation. This system
relies on air’s natural buoyancy to cool and ventilate
spaces. Will it work in your building?
Indoor comfort is a crucial part of running your building,
and your HVAC system is responsible. HVAC is also
likely the biggest consumer of energy in your facility.
These new trends and technologies are focused on
energy efficiency to ensure comfort doesn’t mean a
higher energy bill.