expert-help

Have a question?

expert-arrowASK THE EXPERT

Architects and Building Designers

For Architects and building designers who want to provide choices and solutions for their clients for renewable and highly energy efficient HVAC and domestic hot water systems, Climate Right Systems, a hydronic heating and cooling appliance, represents the answer. Through a simple but thorough design process, SDPM provides the architect  and the client with the ability to minimize the space required for equipment, understand the relative costs during the design, and the information to make informed decisions during the design process.

The culmination of our 25 years of design, construction and product development experience now allows the Architect to specify a manufactured hydronic heating and cooling appliance. The installation of a factory tested appliance for hydronic heating and cooling minimizes the multitude of construction administration and coordination problems that have historically challenged the entire construction team. Because no one could tell what the mechanical system was going to look like before it was field fabricated on the wall of the garage or mechanical room, coordination between trades has been unnecessarily complicated.

Many building professionals including the Architect, General Contractor and to some extent the mechanical or plumbing contractor have been reluctant to risk embracing what appear to be complex integrated systems due to past experiences with site built systems that never really worked, or limped along and no one really ever new if it worked or not. The Climate Right System, with Direct Digital Controls is the solution to all of these problems by monitoring, alarming and warning the building occupants and service contractor of conditions that need attention. The touch panel PC graphical user interface is intuitive, thermostats are easy to use and programming is kept to a bare minimum. As practicing consulting mechanical engineers, we are ready to provide the following services for you and your clients. If you already have an engineering team that you like to work with, we are happy to work with other design professionals to accurately size and select to right features to meet the clients needs. Either way, the Architect and the owner get a properly sized Climate Right System.

Mechanical Engineering Design Services

Construction documents for permit and installation

  • Complete engineering and construction documentation by licensed Mechanical Engineer
  • California Title 24 Energy compliance analysis
  • IECC Residential energy code calculations
  • Radiant Hydronic Floor Heating Plans
    • Tubing and piping plans
    • Piping and controls schematic
    • Controls and power wiring
    • Heat loss calculations
    • Equipment selection
    • Complete controls
  • Bathroom shower and steam room systems
  • Towel warmers and auxiliary heating systems
  • Solar hot water system integration for:
    • Radiant floor heating systems
    • Domestic hot water
    • Swimming pools and Spas
  • HVAC design and installation
  • Conventional low pressure systems:
    • Geo exchange heat pumps
    • DX split systems
    • Unitary systems
  • High velocity systems:
    • Chilled Water
    • DX split systems
    • Air cooled heat pumps
  • Indoor air quality systems:
    • Heat recovery ventilators
    • Outside air economizers
    • Exhaust systems
  • Conventional low pressure systems
    • Plumbing system design
    • Natural Gas distribution
    • Cold water distribution
    • Domestic Water system
    • Drain Waste and Vent systems
  • Green Building evaluation related to the energy systems

Residential and Commercial Mechanical Engineering and Plumbing Systems

  • Mechanical room evaluation
  • systems correction studies
  • construction feasibility studies

Inspection and field documentation

  • Site and system performance evaluation
  • Walk through and system documentation for real estate transactions
  • Inspection and documentation for owners use

Expert Witness Services

  • Site investigation and systems correction analysis
  • pre-trial investigation, construction document review
  • Infrared video investigation for leak detection and thermal balance problem discovery

Assemblies

Below are examples of the various types of assemblies used in different construction methods.

Poured Floor Underlayment On a Suspended Wood Floor

Poured Floor Underlayment Over a Suspended Wood Floor with Sleepers

Uponor Quick Trak™ Panels Above a Subfloor with Hardwood

Slab On or Below Grade with Underslab and Edge Insulation

Joist Heating with Uponor Joist Trak™ Emission Plates

Thermal Images

These images illustrate the infrared heat signature of the various types of assemblies.

Joist Trak™

Embedded Slab

Quick Trak™