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.”
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