HVAC/Rooftop Units

Two small rooftop units on sleeper supports.

A curb-mounted HVAC unit on a TPO roof.

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More Pictures:

1. Rooftop Curb Adapter Pictures

Useful Links:

1. General: "HVAC Integration Of The Building Envelope" is a introductory article focused on design considerations regarding the relationship between HVAC components and the roof system. It's a well-sourced article with many useful links for further reading. Available on the Whole Building Design Guide website.   

2. General: "Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Historic Buildings - Problems and Recommended Approaches" is a great article and also worth reading as a general introduction to HVAC systems.  The article is from 1991 and available on the US National Park Service's Technical Preservation Services website.

3. Codes: "Duct Insulation and Sealing Requirements in Commercial Buildings" (from 2012) is a handy bulletin available on the US Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program website. Includes exterior duct-work. Always verify which building code/energy code is in effect in your area.

4. Rooftop Equipment Screens: See here.

5. Technical: "Guidelines for Roof Mounted Outdoor Air-Conditioner Installations" is available on the website of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.

6. Technical"Attachment of Rooftop Equipment in High-Wind Regions" is an informative little introductory article available at the FEMA website.

7. Technical: "Can I Use a Curb Adapter?" does a pretty good job of answering that question. Found on the website of T/E/S Engineering.