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LEED Platinum Performance for Mercy Corps

February 1, 2011
Inside this nonprofit’s new headquarters in Portland, variable refrigerant flow teamed with zonal heat exchange, 100% DOAS, daylighting, CO2 sensors, and more to deliver comfort while bringing actual energy usage in under the design target of $0.83 per year.
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Practical Implementation Of Chilled Beams For Offices

January 1, 2011
The wave of acceptance for this design option continues to grow in North America. Get up to speed on when and where chilled beams can have the most impact. Then move into humidity control, supply air, system sizing differences compared to VAV, economizers, and more.
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Geothermal Success In The Midwest

December 1, 2010
For a nonprofit located on the shores of Lake Michigan and an adolescent treatment center in Minnesota, geothermal heat pump systems have been an upfront investment that pays off in terms of maintenance, ROI, and effectiveness within an integrated sustainable design.
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Self-balancing system, front-end support make the numbers work for KPMG island office

December 1, 2010
A single-pipe system kept HVAC system operating costs low, even in the humidity-laden tropical air of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles.When KPMG, the global audit, tax, and advisory services firm,
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Building Automation: Making Commercial Controls Work

December 1, 2010
Adequate fee and selective focus can help you walk the time/effort line.
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Heat Transfer: Not What It Used To Be

November 1, 2010
Insist on the old, familiar specifications for equipment, and you can look forward to the old, lower efficiencies, too.
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Thomas C. Wilson, inc. - Clean And Green

November 1, 2010
How boiler maintenance supports a company’s green strategy
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A Federal Case For Smart Design

November 1, 2010
From temperature differential’s effect on pumps over to an airside design that covers all the bases for comfort and efficient ventilation, the authors are combining preparation and innovation to give Tuscaloosa’s new federal building a suitably exemplary feel.
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Yale School of Medicine models for healthier airflow

November 1, 2010
When Genesys Engineering took on the job of conducting an energy audit for the Yale School of Medicine, it not only had to prove how it could increase efficiency for
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Letters: The right track

October 1, 2010
I just wanted to thank Howard McKew for his many articles and insights in Engineered Systems over the years. So many times, you have focused on important design, construction, operation,
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