Articles Tagged with ''hydronics''

Avoid Hydronics Headaches

By NEEA's BetterBricks Initiative
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From checking out valve chatter to maintaining optimal condenser water flow, consider a few quick reminders from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a proactive, preventive O&M strategy to keep your water distribution system quiet and efficient.
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

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Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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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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Urban Outfitted

By Om Gupta P.e.
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Chicago’s Michael A. Bilandic Building has 21 stories, one for each year since the previous retrofit. Recently, an open-minded project team paired modular chillers and hydronic gas boilers with pumps and VFDs to conquer some upgrade challenges, bring the mechanical system into the 21st century, and knock 15% off the tower’s measured energy use.
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Warming Up To Snowmelt Technology

By Kolyn Marshall
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From sidewalks to hospital entrances and helipads, these systems are becoming a more common part of a project’s mechanical infrastructure. Examine differences between ASHRAE’s old and updated classifications, then review design considerations such as heat of evaporation, heat loss to the atmosphere, and back and edge losses. Tubing, spacing strategies, and controls round out the primer.
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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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