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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

By Mike Conklin
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School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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Welcome to Boston!

By Peter Fairbanks
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Smaller in size but big on style and service, this Boston hotel looked to compete with bigger brands by cutting costs behind the scenes. A chiller overhaul led the list of improvements, which included lighting and controls retrofits, and allowing rooms to recirculate air when unoccupied.
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Yoga studio no longer sweats over proper humidity

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The U.S. pharmaceutical industry consumes nearly $1 billion in energy annually. Lab facilities often have environmental and cleanroom requirements that call for 24/7 HVAC. As a result, HVAC can consume
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Successful science: Sandia's decentralized steam plant

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A decentralized steam plant with new boilers in each building saves nearly 12 million gal of water per year at Sandia National Laboratories.In 2004, the Sandia National Laboratory, located at
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Colorful PP-R piping shines in tight mechanical room(s) installation

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Forced to divide mechanical equipment into two very small closets, Mountain Seas Development used polypropylene piping to navigate space in this Utah renovation and avoid the need for power blowers
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Cutting The Cord — Wireless Sensors Resolve Problems In Retrofits

By Randy Amborn and Jim Kohl
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Accurate temperature sensing is a prerequisite for satisfying tenant/owner expectations for comfort control, and sensor location is critical to accurately measuring temperature.


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