After talking to energy and HVAC experts, we uncovered some real-world examples of problems they’ve seen unfold in both newer and older facilities. Read on to see what other facilities professionals have had to deal with in their high-rises, and pick up some pointers on preventing these situations in your own building.
Facilities across the globe are using thermal energy storage to air-condition spaces, from one of the tallest buildings in the world (the T&C; Tower in Taiwan) to the first U.S. commercial skyscraper to achieve LEED Platinum certification (Bank of America Tower in New York).
Portable air conditioners, sometimes called spot coolers, are most often associated with emergency cooling in heat waves. But portable units can actually provide flexible year-round solutions to a wide range of cooling challenges in high-rise buildings – from emergency use, to planned temporary cooling, to long-term supplemental cooling of critical areas.