101 Series: Continuous Insulation (10/4, 12pm ET / 9am PT)

Minimizing Carbon in Multifamily Systems

Minimizing Carbon in Multifamily Systems

Chris Fuller (Staengl Engineering) will join Construction Tech to illustrate how different Heating and Cooling system choices stack up to each other in their energy consumption and carbon emission impacts for a real apartment building (nearing completion) in Pittsburgh. He will give concrete examples of how different dehumidification systems and domestic hot water systems fare against each other as well. In total 14 different HVAC/hot water system types will be discussed; they were all modelled and analyzed for their embodied carbon, operational carbon, and refrigerant leak impacts.

Chris has over a decade and a half of experience designing energy-efficient, elegant mechanical systems for buildings and has been recognized by his clients for his outstanding work on complex design projects for new and renovated laboratory buildings, office buildings, dormitories, apartments, libraries, cafeterias, and classroom buildings. He is also a local advocate and designer championing more sustainable, beautiful, walkable patterns of placemaking for the built environment.

The PHA Live! Project Showcase takes place on November 9th with an in-depth discussion followed by a lively Q+A session.

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