The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) treated the design of its new headquarters in Folsom, CA as an opportunity to demonstrate strong energy leadership. The corporation – which manages the power grid of 30 million people – wanted to achieve 25% less energy usage than outlined in California’s Title 24 standard, and targeted LEED certification as a benchmark.
Because of the building’s diverse functional areas, a Price Displacement Ventilation system was used in conjunction with underfloor air distribution. This solution provided a comfortable, flexible and aesthetically pleasing work environment.
The video below outlines the design process of the new headquarters, and shows how Price’s hybrid solution helped California ISO exceed its energy performance goals.
The revitalization of San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 (SFO T2) included a redesign that set out to redefine the passenger experience and provide airport travelers with a distinctly “San Francisco” flavor. Very influential in this redesign were the goals of reducing the terminal’s environmental footprint and achieving LEED Gold Certification – both of which were achieved through the inclusion of various sustainable products and practices.
Price Displacement Ventilation was selected to condition the space for its ability to meet the energy efficiency and comfort goals of the customer while also seamlessly integrating into the architect’s design. Because of this innovative technology, airline travelers arriving to and departing from San Francisco now enjoy a more comfortable environment with excellent air quality.
The following video discusses the requirements and challenges of the project, and explores why Price Displacement Ventilation was the ideal solution for SFO T2.
Over the past two years 50 Price staff members have been working relentlessly on the first-ever Price Engineer’s HVAC Handbook—a groundbreaking industry resource that combines the application of fundamental HVAC concepts with field experience and design guidance.
This 1,300 page reference text features 99 examples, 15 research highlights and over 1,000 graphics to help explain concepts and systems, our hope is that this handbook will be of benefit to all practicing engineers in the air distribution industry, as well as architects, contractors, students, and anyone else interested in HVAC systems.
The journey from inception to print was enjoyable and thoroughly educational for everyone on the Handbook Team. Now that the first shipments have been sent to Reps and 10,000 personalized books will be hand-delivered to engineers across North America in June, we’d like to share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Price Engineer’s HVAC Handbook.
Without further adieu, we give you the Lead Engineer on the Project, Julian Rimmer.