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How to Choose the Right Mechanical System

There's no one system that works for all projects, so how do you choose?

Posted on Feb 28 2013 by Christopher Briley

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With any house, there are so many variables that influence the decision to choose one particular mechanical system over another: climate, house size, cost, local availability and cost of fuels and materials, and the lifestyle and preferences of the occupants. There is no “one-size-fits-all” system that we can reliably prescribe for all projects. Phil and I sat down over a good winter cocktail to share our views, anecdotes, battle scars, and wisdom on this important subject.


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  1. Maine Green Building Supply, Portland, ME
  2. Kaplan Thompson Architects

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Mechanical Systems for Low-Load Buildings

At the Building Science Experts’ Session, Dr. John Straube presented an amazingly comprehensive overview of the challenges posed by high-performance buildings

Posted on Dec 26 2012 by Allison A. Bailes III, PhD

Professor John Straube spoke for a whole day at the Building Science Corporation's Experts' Session earlier this month. His topic, a good one for GBAGreenBuildingAdvisor.com readers, was mechanical systems for low-load buildings.

You know that expression about how the information comes at you so fast in some classes that it's like drinking from a firehose? With Professor Straube, it's like trying to drink from a tsunami! The guy has not only a phenomenal knowledge but he's also a fantastic teacher and incredibly witty.


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  1. Energy Vanguard

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