VRF for Multi-Story Buildings

VRF for Multi-Story Buildings

We’re just starting on an apartment project where we decided to go with  variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology  for the heating and cooling needs. Instead of each unit having its own HVAC system, these VRF systems use a central condensing unit. Each space is linked digitally to a central controller which manages conditions and monitors usage. Each [Read More]

LED Lighting Trends in Commercial Construction

LED Lighting Trends in Commercial Construction

Electricity is the #2 operating expense for most properties. Lowering cost can be a real game changer. We’re about to commence our second LED exterior lighting package at the Redstone Arsenal and in the process should achieve about a 70% energy savings. Here is what we are seeing across the board:  There is less new construction, but [Read More]

Hot Gas Reheat: Worth the Extra Cost?

Hot Gas Reheat: Worth the Extra Cost?

Last week, I was having a conversation about pricing on an HVAC system with Heath Cather in our office. Why had the mechanical engineer chosen hot gas reheat? It’s more expensive and sometimes unnecessary, I offered. He mentioned a trend he’s noticed. With all the mold law suits lately, we are seeing recommendations for a [Read More]