Error message

  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in _webform_client_form_rule_check() (line 2079 of /home/bldgscic/public_html/drupal7/sites/all/modules/webform/webform.module).
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in _webform_client_form_rule_check() (line 2079 of /home/bldgscic/public_html/drupal7/sites/all/modules/webform/webform.module).
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in _webform_client_form_rule_check() (line 2079 of /home/bldgscic/public_html/drupal7/sites/all/modules/webform/webform.module).
  • Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in _webform_client_form_rule_check() (line 2079 of /home/bldgscic/public_html/drupal7/sites/all/modules/webform/webform.module).

PCM Heat Management Plenum

To more evenly distribute energy loads throughout the day, the open office area will have a ceiling cavity that is lined with Phase Change Materials (PCMs).

PCM technology, which can store and release energy at certain temperatures (in our case around room temperatures), can be recharged or “frozen” when energy loads (and rates) are low such as at night and during weekends. Moderately cool air leading from a dedicated duct loop from rooftop AHU is introduced into the cavity during this time, transferring energy from the freezing process of the PCMs into the air stream. Controlled dampers between the space and ceiling cavity close to ensure efficient charging of the PCMs.
Then, during peak demand office hours, these dampers are opened and a low velocity fan creates an airflow pulling room air from the center of the space into the PCM cavity and creating a cooler “air curtain” along the perimeter of the space. The PCMs “thaw” and in this process absorb energy from the warmer air into the PCMs, resulting a cool airstream entering the office space. We locate this supply stream of air right strategically close to window areas of the exterior walls. This creates a cooling curtain at the perimeter of the space reducing the median radiant temperature of a space. This not only reduces strain on the UFAD system, reducing run time and energy consumption during office hours, but also provided a highly comfortable thermal environment for occupants. The energy consumption required to cool the space is effectively shifted between day and night which can be cost beneficial in rate incentivized utility service systems.

Product Details

Compellingly recaptiualize enterprise-wide web-readiness for robust strategic theme areas. Synergistically reconceptualize user-centric functionalities via revolutionary strategic theme areas. Progressively transition out-of-the-box leadership skills rather than top-line and this is a hover link.

Phosfluorescently e-enable adaptive synergy for strategic quality vectors. Continually transform fully tested expertise with competitive technologies. Appropriately communicate adaptive imperatives rather than value-added potentialities. Conveniently harness frictionless outsourcing whereas state of the art interfaces. Quickly enable prospective technology rather than open-source technologies.

Compatibility

Compellingly recaptiualize enterprise-wide web-readiness for robust strategic theme areas. Synergistically reconceptualize user-centric functionalities via revolutionary strategic theme areas. Progressively transition out-of-the-box leadership skills rather than top-line and this is a hover link.

Phosfluorescently e-enable adaptive synergy for strategic quality vectors. Continually transform fully tested expertise with competitive technologies. Appropriately communicate adaptive imperatives rather than value-added potentialities. Conveniently harness frictionless outsourcing whereas state of the art interfaces. Quickly enable prospective technology rather than open-source technologies.

Ordered List

  1. This is a sample Ordered List.
  2. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer.
  3. Congue Quisque augue elit dolor.
    1. Something goes here.
    2. And another here
  4. Congue Quisque augue elit dolor nibh.

Unordered List

  • This is a sample Unordered List.
  • Condimentum quis.
  • Congue Quisque augue elit dolor.
    • Something goes here.
    • And another here
      • Something here as well
      • Something here as well
      • Something here as well
    • Then one more
  • Nunc cursus sem et pretium sapien eget.

Table

Header 1 Header 2
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2
row 3, cell 1 row 3, cell 2

Other Innovations

As a part of Virginia Tech’s growing campus and commitment to hands-on learning in the...