High volume spaces with a large diversity of people pose a particular problem for energy savings while not compromising on indoor air quality across the gambit of occupant numbers. While an HVAC system must be sized to handle maximum expected people, they also require the turn down to also provide temperature and humidity control for a much smaller than designed for population. EBTRON has several control strategies to help maximize the control of the space while minimizing the energy required.
SPORTS ARENAS & CONVENTION CENTERS
Sports and exhibitions attract large numbers of attendees or can have only a few participants in a space. These population extremes highlight the need for different approaches to HVAC ventilation and thermal control. Because of the numerous suites, smaller meeting rooms and offices in convention areas, multiple types of distribution systems and equipment types may be applied. Using VAV central systems for office blocks and meeting rooms, is a typical method of addressing temperature control economies. Ventilation can be supplied independently from the AHU or integrated like any normal office building. Methods of optimization include recommendations of EBTRON CENSus occupancy counters or CO2, either combined with intake flow measurement to meter the volumes being conditioned to match the population in-house. EBTRON can show you how the mix of space types and occupancy patterns can help designers apply the most effective method.
Places of worship, religious study and similar structures of all sizes are occupied on a variable and intermittent basis. Their usage patterns may be more akin to a High School Gymnasium, where different sizes of groups can meet in a space that contains a very large air volume. Similar DCV methods of control can be used with optimization using the EBTRON CENSus occupancy counter. Combining CO2 and EBTRON measurement devices that provide airflow control to spaces and maintaining the required pressurization flow direction, while adjusting ventilation rates for changing populations. Locations that currently use DCV with CO2 can have improved ventilation rates and energy savings when EBTRON air flow measuring stations are incorporated into the control strategy.
Passenger terminals in airports provide a unique design challenge because of numerous interconnecting zones and multiple air sources. Numerous openings to the outdoors also inhibit the pressurization of the building. Pressurization flow control is the best way to reliably maintain space pressurization flow and ensure that ventilation is sufficient for a large and variable population. EBTRON measurement devices can provide airflow control to transit spaces and maintain the required pressurization flow direction for traveler comfort while minimizing exposure to aircraft exhaust fumes.
One of the highest levels of HVAC precision performance and reliability is required in museums. Temperature and humidity control appear to be more desirable in some museum operations than achieving occupant comfort. However, system operating parameters should be cognizant of the comfort criteria of visitors who effectively fund the existence of the museum; however, the care and preservation of the artifacts they contain usually take precedence. EBTRON measurement precision helps to reliably achieve these goals simultaneously at while minimizing energy costs.