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Lighting.hvac and Plumbing

Lighting.hvac and Plumbing

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Chapter 5
High-Performance Engineering Design
Lighting, HVAC,and Plumbing
By now, the building envelope serves multiple roles. It protects the occupants from changing weather conditions and it plays a key part in meeting the occupants’comfort needs. The heating, ventilating, air-conditioning,and lighting (HVAC&L) systems complement the architectural design, govern the building’s operation andmaintenance costs, and shape the building’s long-termenvironmental impact. 
The architectural design maximizes the potential for a high-performance building, but it is the
engineering
design that actually makes thebuilding a high-performance building.
Designers of high-performance buildings depend onbuilding energy simulation tools to understand thecomplicated interactions between the HVAC&L systemsand the building envelope (see Appendix F). Thesetools also prove invaluable to the designer when comparing HVAC&L strategies and selecting the bestsystems to meet the building’s lighting and space conditioning requirements. High-performance buildingscannot be designed using only rules of thumb orconventional wisdom.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Sustainable Design Guide
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The LANL Ion Beam Facility mechanical room.
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