Gary Hayden, P.E.
Gary Hayden, P.E. is the
gbH Engineering P.L.L.C., a consulting engineering company
focused on hydronic design for HVAC systems, and Premier Comfort
Systems L.L.C., a design /build contracting company for turnkey
installation of hydronic systems. He also consults for various
manufacturers of hydronic related equipment, assisting them with
product and/or program development.
Hayden received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering from Clemson University in 1982. He is a Registered
Professional Engineer in Virginia, is a past board member of the
Radiant Panel Association, current Chair of ASHRAE TC6.5:
Radiant and Convective Space Heating and Cooling and the Hampton
Roads ASHRAE Chapter ODU Student Advisor.
Hayden’s career has taken him through all aspects of engineering
and implementation in the area of panel radiant cooling and
heating used in conjunction with traditional air systems. He
assisted with the development of two radiant heating and
snow/ice melting programs for two different manufacturers. His
experiences have allowed him to understand both the theory and
the implementation of hydronic radiant systems and at the same
time the equipment required to support these systems as well as
the design of the related piping, circulators, tanks and
controls. He fully understands the interdependent design
protocol of using water and the advantages to zoning, minimizing
the use of energy and influencing the design of the building
envelope to support these technologies. Recent designs include
the following systems used interdependently: radiant floor
heating, chilled beams, radiant cooling, geothermal heat pumps,
condensing boilers, solar panels and dedicated outside air with
air cooling and heating with the use of PLC control systems.
Projects are designed to earn and/or meet L.E.E.D.
From the product development, to design, to implementation, Mr.
Hayden has been involved with heating and cooling of many
different types of projects, both new and retrofit, such as
aircraft hangars, zoos, garages, manufacturing buildings, office
buildings, residential homes and one room applications. He has
written numerous articles on hydronics and related topics which
have been published in PM Engineer, RSES Journal, HPAC,
Contracting Business, Contractor, ACHR News, and the RPA
Newsletter. He is a member of ASHRAE and ASME.