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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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Knowledge is power: Hawaii dormitory deploys VRF for better management, metering

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A VRF system installed in this University of Hawaii dorm helped the school achieve LEED® certification and lower energy costs. Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH-M)
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Commissioning: WHAT IS Accessible?

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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As noted in last month’s column, accessibility to mechanical, electrical, and control system components is critical for sustainable systems operation. However, the design and construction industry is sorely lacking when it comes to agreeing on what appropriate accessibility means. In order to make a meaningful difference in how systems are delivered to owners/operators, it is critical to define measurable accessibility acceptance criteria early in the design phase and allow the commissioning professional to shepherd that criteria through the design, construction, and acceptance phases.
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Commissioning: ALL-Access Pass

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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If you can’t get to it, you can’t commission it.
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Ventilation Leads Kerry's Recipe For Success

By Rick Hombsch P.E. and Kevin Pope P.E.
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For a consumer food group’s very mixed-space campus, HGA’s careful outdoor air strategy got support from smart boiler, chiller, and lighting design to create performance tailored for the client while comfortably exceeding LEED®and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements.
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Commissioning Of Mission Critical Installation

By Michael Feyler and Jason Peterson
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Most of us think of data centers when we think “mission critical,” but the category goes into financial and health sectors as well. These five phases of commissioning can provide some additional peace of mind about performance, no matter which type of critical mission is at stake.
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Life sciences lab handles OA load with humidification

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A fog humidification system installed at this Michigan lab is controlled by a BAS.Pall Life Sciences is a leading global provider of filtration, purification, and separation technologies to the diverse
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Florida school cuts outside air cooling costs 70%

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An ERV system saved this Florida school $500 a month in utility costs.The developers of Turtle River Montessori School in Jupiter, FL wanted students to have the best possible IAQ.
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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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