Michael D. Haughey, PE, HBDP, CEM, LEED AP
is a Mechanical Engineer
since 1974 with experience in Mechanical Systems Design, Analysis, Consulting, Energy Studies, Energy Audits, and Sustainability Consulting
in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Specializing in energy conserving systems, he provides Design and Project Management Services
for new construction, remodel and maintenance projects while performing facilities engineering in the industrial environment.
Mr. Haughey's experience includes design of HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and energy management systems for a wide array of facilities, including institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential. His specialties include Energy Projects
such as ice thermal storage, indirect-direct evaporative cooling, solar systems, ground-source geothermal, displacement ventilation, and design of energy audit measures.
Mr. Haughey is available for seminars and as a keynote speaker
for conferences, retreats, or company meetings. He has delivered presentations to such entities as CEFPI (the Council of Educational Facility Planners International), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Selected topics include Low Energy Mechanical Systems, High Altitude Design, Ice Thermal Storage, Economizers, Living Buildings, and Sustainable Design.
Consulting Services Include
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- Mechanical System Design
- Renewable Energy System Design
- Peer Review & Commissioning Support
|Energy Efficiency ConsultationSustainable Design and LEED ConsultationTroubleshooting & Forensics|
Cooling for indoor Grow Ops involves more than simply adding up the lighting watts and converting that into cooling tons. Plants release a surprising amount of moisture into the air (by transpiration, plus evaporation from the soil), and this has to be accommodated as latent load in the air conditioning equipment. The result when using standard air conditioning equipment for dehumidification will often be over-cooling or insufficient dehumidification. Adding in-room dehumidifiers can help, however they normally reject the heat from the process back into the room, which the air conditioning equipment needs to remove.
I expect that in the future architects, owners, engineers, and occupants will work together to “engineer” buildings as active, “living” systems that put more energy back into the grid than they use and also help to clean the air and water in the nearby communities.