Active Control Systems


Active Control Systems



Active systems require the use of technology and energy to heat and cool. The NIH has integrated these following design techniques into it’s building controls techniques and design;



Sustainable Buildings Strategies:




Fig. B7 – Solar Hot Water System ​Fig. B9 – Energy Recovery Wheel





Utilize renewable energy source
Solar Hot Water (Fig. B7)
Photovoltaic Arrays
Geothermal/Ground Source Heat Pump
Utilize chilled beam technology (Fig. B8)
Energy recovery wheels/systems (Fig. B9)
Energy efficient lighting to include automatic dimming controls, daylight sensors, occupancy sensors and provides manual lighting controls and appropriate glare controls
Use of LED lighting
Reducing the number of air changes in laboratories during unoccupied periods
Energy Star rated equipment​


Fig. B8 – Chilled Beam


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