Articles Tagged with ''retrofits''

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Low-speed fans team with UV light to improve IAQ at Rwandan hospital

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Low-speed fans provide needed ach at this remote mountain hospital. All buildings, regardless of age, are susceptible to IAQ deficiencies. Chemical exposure from new construction, tight building envelopes, and humidity
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Resort receives pool heater as an early Christmas present

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A high-efficiency boiler was used to heat this year-round outdoor pool, resulting in less maintenance and lower Btu. In November 2009, the original pool heater at the L’Arbre Croche resort
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Taking Notes: Desiccant Dehumidification

By Charlie Waddell and Steven Welty LEED® ap,
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Whether your client has a school or office building, desiccant dehumidification can successfully control the project’s humidity, save energy, and remove pollutants. This primer empowers you to teach your clients how desiccants work, while other tips and applications can help your future projects more than make the grade.
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A Boiler Plant Upgrade's Tough College Course

By Michael J. Murphy
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Here’s a task: bridge the new mechanical room to the utility connection in the old space - located in an adjacent building in Chicago’s South Loop. Room for equipment is frequently tight, but in the case of this steam pipe, the room for error was less than one inch. The kind of planning that navigated that challenge accounted for (almost) everything in this tricky retrofit.
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VRF points to improved comfort, LEED® standard at NC college

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A VRF system installed in Guilford College’s Archdale Hall not only met architectural challenges but also provided high A/C performance.Established by the Quakers in 1837, Guilford College is the
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Energy savings give bank a higher rate of return

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An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
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Getting Into The Flow

By John Vastyan
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Commercial system experts see flow as a key step to optimizing system efficiency. Cutting down required tubing size, insulated PEX for district systems, and variable-speed pumps to pin down a chiller’s exact needs are three points of attack in the modern campaign against waste.
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CLEAVER-BROOKS - Steering With Software

By Steve Connor
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Navigating the boiler upgrade and replacement possibilities and process
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MIURA - Rebuilding After The Flood

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Low emissions, footprint help hospital make strides
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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

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VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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