Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) uses Co Gen for heat because of energy consumption concerns...... The generation of electricity heats the building.
Hospitals operate 24 hours a day... There has to be an engineer on site when it is open for business, which is, 24 hours a day.
Steam is the obvious choice because they have to heat their domestic water supply to over 140*F to kill off any potential bacteria and whatnot then temper it down to useable temperatures. Hospitals also do a lot of laundry and the use of autoclaves use a lot of steam.
It make perfect sense....
What do you mean by "exactly"?
There's a nice new fairly new hospital built in your neck of the woods. Maybe you should call up the architects and engineers and tell them they made a mistake. They installed (3) 400 HP Boilers.
So you're an engineer designing a building....you have an abundance of steam in your hand...but you'll install electric strip heating ?
You can use heat exchangers to heat water, turn turbines and heat with the condensate, heat water with flue scavengers.
All of these practices are used TODAY
My previous question has not been answered.
Are heat recovery chillers ever installed in newly constructed buildings?? As I stated before they seem pretty rare in general.
Not that it matters much, you don't seem to listen to the answers anyway.... :gah:
They will eventually gain popularity as systems get more elaborate.
If you had actually done some research on your own I think by now you'd stop insisting that electric strip heat is the way of the future!
Oh and BTW, steam heat is a very efficient form of heat (when tuned properly). It can run circles around forced air (referring to gas furnaces there, not to be confused with hydro air), less then stellar hot water systems and for surely electric strip heat