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Calculated With Care: Ventilation in Health Care Systems

A Mississippi clinic needed above-average design on a budget. The equipment was nothing unusual. However, creativity and attention to detail uncovered opportunities to fine-tune the design and exceed ventilation benchmarks for less.
Engineers’ daily challenges include calculations for outside air, supply air, and return or exhaust air flows — all while balancing mandated code requirements with owners’ expectations for performance, equipment first-cost, and future energy costs.
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More Than Just Fun And Games

This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company.
This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company. They also dealt a full hand of space-specific tactics: upgraded DX units, a dedicated variable-speed kitchen exhaust system, underfloor air, and better motors and drives improved the odds for efficiency. Pull the handle on this project story to get to the payoff.
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Air handler helps wire manufacturer reach LEED® Platinum

Installing a new air handler allows factory to save 20% in energy costs and 88% in water consumption.
When Encore Wire, a manufacturer of copper electrical wire and cable was ready to expand, they knew they wanted sustainability to feature prominently in the design of their new building.
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Critical Facility Mechanical Equipment And System Reliability

Come to terms with the key terms, and learn how to wrestle with the cumulative effect as each component tries to edge the overall system reliability downward.
In today’s world, so-called “high-performance, sustainable” facilities are a dime a dozen. But many of these buildings rely on overly complex mechanical systems to carry out their mission.
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History Colorado protects museum data with VRF zoning system

A new zoning system enabled History Colorado to maintain the precise temperature to keep its treasures safe.
Established in 1879, just three years after Colorado became a state, the Colorado Historical Society had long served as the state’s memory keeper, occupying a number of buildings over the course of its 133-yr history.
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Radiant Success: Designing For Energy-Efficient Comfort In California

Managing solar loads and incorporating radiant ceilings were just part of the plan for this five-level mixed-use building. Chilled beams and chiller plant decisions joined ventilation strategy to serve both occupants and LEED ambitions.
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Are We Unknowingly Wrong-Sizing Ducts?

A small team led by an award-winning Florida engineer decided to test conventional wisdom about pressure loss, both in a straight run and in comparing supply and exhaust scenarios. Early returns suggest the data may be flowing in an unexpected fashion.
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Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different

Especially compared to school challenges, the proper reply is, “Oh, please.”
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BAS vs. PLC for HVAC Control

Let’s take the comparison shopping beyond data centers.
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Fresh & Easy opens GreenChill Platinum-certified store

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market recently received the Platinum-Level Store Certification Award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for green refrigeration technology at its new store located in Folsom, CA. The platinum award puts Fresh & Easy in an elite group among the nation’s 36,000 grocery stores. This is just the second store in California, and one of just four grocery stores in the nation, to achieve these challenging standards.


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