2007 Best Practice Award in HVAC Design
Campus Energy Coordinator Nathaniel Martin
accepted the 2007 Best Practice Award in HVAC
Design from the UC/CSU Energy Efficiency
Partnership Program on behalf of Sacramento
State in July 2007.
Sacramento State was selected based on a proposal submitted by Martin. The Best Practice Award is granted to campuses who demonstrate leadership and innovation toward sustainability.
The award represents the state-of-the-art HVAC system installed during construction of the Academic Information Resources Center (AIRC) utilizing an under-floor air distribution system. The design is an innovative option for heating and cooling, providing flexibility for control system changes and reducing maintenance costs. Additionally, the HVAC controls use a robust type of hardware called Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), which offers higher reliability, longer life expectancy and independence from proprietary control company maintenance and service agreements. Awards were presented at the UC/CSU/IOU Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.