A building’s hydronic HVAC system is rarely just the sum of its parts. None of its components operate in a vacuum. By looking at a system as a whole rather than selecting components individually, it’s possible to maximize efficiency, decrease downtime and, ultimately, improve occupant comfort and the bottom line.
Finding the right balance between innovation and efficiency depends on the ease with which new designs can be tested and proven and enter the industrial and sales processes. Fortunately, a new toolkit is making innovation easier by cutting the timeline between R&D and market availability.
It can be argued that evolutions in building strategy and building delivery are running parallel. But to make significant progress we need to shift to an integrated approach that coordinates stakeholders across the building life into the design process, and an advanced delivery strategy for a more holistic approach to transform America’s complex urban landscape.