There are many ways to reduce the cost of MEP systems without affecting performance. With smart design decisions, it may even be possible to cut costs and improve some aspects of the project at once. Energy and water consumption are also determined in great part by the MEP design
A basic principle of physics is that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it simply changes form. Since electricity is a form of energy, generation systems can only produce it by consuming another form. The following are some of the most common energy sources:
- Chemical energy in fossil fuels
- Kinetic and potential energy in water
- Kinetic energy in the wind
- Solar radiation
Fire pumps are key elements of fire protection systems. They deliver water to sprinkler heads or standpipe systems at the critical moment of a fire emergency ensuring that these systems have suitable water pressure behind them to extinguish flames. They can be booster pumps or self-contained with a tank to supplement water supply or to act as a water supply source for fire-fighting purposes.