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Semco honors Kentucky school district for sustainable design

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Kentucky's Clark County Public Schools (CCPS) received the Center of Excellence Award from Semco LLC for a sustainable design at the new George Rogers Clark High School.


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BMS keeps health facility’s HVAC components in check

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A tough economy and scrutinized energy consumption created an ambitious plan to enlarge a mental health facility near Allentown, PA.
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Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

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The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, is saving 35% each month in utility costs, thanks to its green design.
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Editor’s welcome (also, ES notes an award-winning alumnus)

By Robert Beverly
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A big thanks for taking a minute and stopping by the new blog
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IMC code change recognizes dry coil use in chilled beam designs

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The International Mechanical Code approved a code change proposal from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s Chilled Beam Product Section.


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Engineers turn outdated warehouse into LEED Gold college facility

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When Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC, went looking for a new educational facility, they looked in the most unlikely of places
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Radiant Success: Designing For Energy-Efficient Comfort In California

By Peter Simmonds, Ph.D.
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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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Energy-Efficient Dehumidification In Health Care Facilities

By Jared Edwards, P.E., LEED® AP BD+C
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With a wide spectrum of specialized spaces and particular outside air requirements, a hospital’s en-ergy-efficiency efforts start when arranging which areas go where. From there, the author leaves no technology unturned — chilled beams, geothermal, DOAS, VRF, etc. — in evaluating which ap-proaches might best contribute proper ventilation and humidity in which environments, with an eye on minimizing facility energy consumption.
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Right Steps For Retrofits

By Kendra Tupper, P.E., LEED® BD+C, ASHRAE BEMP & HPDP
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Achieving deep energy savings is especially challenging when you’re faced with an existing structure with poor orientation, historic preservation requirements, and little space for renewables. The Byron Rogers Federal Office Building’s retrofit is scheduled to be completed in 2013; the post-renovation building is projected to consume less than half the energy it did before.
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Chilled beams maintain comfort, look of historic hall

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Energy efficiency and historic preservation are rarely synonymous. More often than not, one must be compromised for the sake of the other. Fortunately, the University of Arkansas found a way around such compromises when it came to the restoration and mechanical renovation of the school’s beloved Peabody Hall.
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