How to Specify: HVAC

28 November 2017

“HVAC encompasses everything from your kitchen exhaust fan to towers controlling the interior climate of city-sized malls. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by HVAC specification, architects, by no means, need to know everything. Typically, the design of an HVAC system is delegated to a specialist consultant who works in coordination with the architectural team on a project. Therefore, architects need to be familiar with various types of HVAC systems and their relative strengths. In this article, we focus on the aspects of HVAC specification that architects should have a handle on; as an architect, it is your job to be aware of your own priorities and work to ensure a system that will minimally impact the aesthetics of your intended design.

With a highly anticipated upcoming groundbreaking in 2018, 1000M — Helmut Jahn’s 74-story South-Loop condo tower in Chicago — features a completely concealed, state-of-the-art centralized heating and cooling system.”

Read the full story on Architizer.


1000M architect Helmut Jahn’s curvilinear glass skyscraper in Chicago is taking shape, slated for construction in 2018. Developed by Time Equities, JK Equities and Oak Capitals, the 74-story residential condominium will tower over the Historic Michigan Boulevard District in the Loop community.