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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

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Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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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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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

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A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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Editor's Note: Aftershocks: Don't Be Swayed

By Robert Beverly
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How to turn disaster into awareness into a difference the next time?
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Commissioning: Missing Operations & Maintenance Participation

By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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Results will underwhelm without O&M on board.
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Building Automation: Divisions Of Labor

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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Can specifications lead the advancement of systems integration?
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LEED Platinum Performance for Mercy Corps

By Rob Schnare P.E., LEED
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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

By Peter Rumsey P.E., FASH and John Weale P.E., LEED
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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

By Kevin Pope P.E. and Dave Thiel P.E., LEED
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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

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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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