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Climate Right Systems Presentation Series

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Presentation Series: This is the first in a series of case study presentations that will cover examples of renewable HVAC energy systems integration with direct digital controls, solar thermal hydronic heating, CHP fuel cells for residential and commercial buildings.

Speakers: Bill Shady, P.E. and CEO of Sustainable Design and Product Management and developer of the Climate Right System will review case studies and T. J. Kay, VP of Environmental Systems, Inc. will discuss digital controls in the Climate Right System.

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 4pm to 5:30pm. Hor d’ Oeurves and refreshments will be served. Attendees are invited to join us after for a Bay Cruise aboard a 42″ Grand Banks Fishing Trawler for a McCovey Cove hangout and viewing of the new Bay Bridge span.

Where: South Beach Harbor Meeting room- Pier 40A, King and Second Street, San Francisco, CA

Transportation: Easy access on “N” Judah and “T” line.

Parking: Available at Pier 40 for $10.00. Register early to secure discounted parking pass.

Register: Please RSVP by Monday, October 21st, 2013 to Bill Shady at bill@sustainabledesignpm.com or call 831-459-7300

 

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Bevery Hills Luxury Home

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8000 square foot modern architecture by world renowned architect Ricardo Legoretta. Features high ceilings, sharp rectangular lines and an abundance of light. The entire building is heated with embedded radiant hydronic tubing through insulated PEX distribution to manifolds by zone controls with slab sensors and air sensors.

Controlled by the digital energy management system, the unique features of the mechanical system include de-humidification, whole house ventilation with variable speed exhaust fan and filtered outside air make-up. Multiple fan coils provide zone controls with dampers. (more…)

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Solar Heating Systems: Storage mediums and temperature control strategies for predictable and consistent performance

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From Solar Pro Magazine, Apr/May 2010 written by Boaz Soifer, Bristol Stickney

“Residential solar installations are on the rise nationwide, but deployment of solar space-heating systems lags well behind photovoltaic, solar pool heating and domestic water heating technologies. A variety of factors contribute to this trend. Foremost among them is the complexity of space-heating system design and installation, especially heat storage and system controls. Space heating represents more than 40% of home energy use. As more proven designs and modular components are brought to market, many heating contractors will routinely offer solar heating.

For solar heating to become mainstream, systems need to have consistent, predictable performance and offer a user interface that is comparable to conventional heating systems. The customer should have to adjust only the thermostat, and the rest of the system should take care of itself. If the control approach sheds excess solar heat into a concrete floor, the floor’s temperature must not fluctuate dramatically. Customers do not want rooms overheating due to excessive system output. If a hot tub or swimming pool is used to shed excess heat, a safe high limit temperature must be maintained.” read more

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