High-Performance Building Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Systems

May 21, 2009 |

High-Performance Building Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Systems

For more efficient, valuable, and sustainable buildings, it is critical to

focus on engineered systems and building automation. In addition to

driving the functionality and life cycle value of the most facilities, today’s

mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (M/E/P) and controls systems also account

for a large percentage of the construction budget and the majority of

the operating costs of most building types.


After reading this article, you should be able to:


? List and describe basic approaches to building

M/E/P systems design, such as cogeneration,

underfloor air, chilled beams, and uninterruptible

power systems.


? Compare the various approaches to M/E/P

systems and controls that contribute to sustainable

and high-performance buildings.


? Understand the role of building controls and

automation systems in sustainable and highperformance

buildings.

View the High-Performance Building Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Controls Systems course

 

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