Articles Tagged with ''retrofits''

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ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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More Specifics On Our AHR Event

Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.
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Equipment Protection through Hot Spot Mitigation

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery.
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Sensors & Suspicions

A couple of residential-oriented events give us pause for thought in the nonresidential sectors.
Jeff Seewald touched on the progress of home thermostats — and in particular, the Nest products that have done so well the last couple of years — when he sent me his latest installment on using tablets and new tech in engineering (look for it in March).
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Building Automation

Controls Retrofits – Preserving Smoke Control

Follow these three steps when it comes time to upgrade critical life safety manage-ment.
Following a tragic fire in a Las Vegas hotel in the 1980’s, the industry recognized the dangers to occupants from smoke inhalation during a fire emergency.
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Connecting New Boilers To Old Pipes

Combustion air, ventilation, piping, expansion tanks … with these and other factors affecting performance and safety, the boiler swap is not exactly a plug-and-play situation.
Designing a commercial boiler replacement where you were not the original designer or installer might have some hidden dangers that could haunt you for years.
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Natatorium project dives into energy savings, reduces refrigerant use

The retrofit of a 25-yr-old conventional indoor city recreation center proved to be a psychometrics and logistics challenge, according to the project’s engineer and mechanical contractor.
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Louisville hotel plans ahead with energy management system

Guests of the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY, may not be aware that one of the most impressive amenities is working behind the scenes.
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Plastic cooling towers cure hospital’s maintenance, energy cost symptoms

It’s no secret that hospitals contain some of the most diverse and demanding environments that require dependable performance of the HVAC system.
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Energy recovery earns high marks at RI career academy

Designing a new high school to be 40% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a lofty goal.
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