Recently published in Building Operating Management is an article on HVAC written by Conrad Kelso and Phil LeBrun. The article covers:
Part 1: How To Calculate Life-Cycle Costs and Justify Energy Efficient HVAC Upgrades
Part 2: Software Tools Help Forecast HVAC Operating Costs
Part 3: INFOGRAPHIC: FMs Report On The State of Their HVAC Equipment
Conrad Kelso, PE, CEM, is the Santa Rosa Office Manager, a registered Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. Conrad has been involved with many Facility Condition Assessments and Energy Audits for buildings across the country. He has also provided assistance for LEED point analysis and submitting buildings for LEED certification. Conrad has performed ENERGY STAR Statement of Energy Performance Validations for several buildings, which have subsequently earned their ENERGY STAR. He is member of International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He has reviewed hundreds of building projects including tenant improvements, multi-family residential buildings, and new commercial high-rises for compliance with building, mechanical, plumbing, fire and energy codes. Conrad has extensive knowledge of the Uniform and International Building, Fire, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes and NFPA Standards 13, 14, 20 and 72. Conrad can be reached at Conrad.Kelso@feapc.com.
Phil LeBrun is a Mechanical/HVAC consultant at FEA. He has nearly 40 years of mechanical experience ranging from assessing and trouble-shooting systems to designing and installing them. He has worked with a wide variety of systems ranging from the typical HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and controls systems found in commercial buildings to more complex systems including clean rooms, building pressurization, humidification/dehumidification, steam, and process piping. Facility types include those with specialized systems and access such as aerospace and manufacturing, ice arenas, and secure facilities. Phil can be reached at Phil.LeBrun@feapc.com.