Articles Tagged with ''standards''

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From Awards To Pink Slips

Some late notes of interest from the inbox run the gamut of outcomes.
By Robert Beverly
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As we were putting this issue together, I got a follow-up email from Joseph Dussault, who co-wrote the feature about the big ventilation/ductwork retrofit at Yawkey Boston Medical Center.
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Packaged Unit: Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls introduced the Luxaire® Ovation™ Ultra High Efficiency Packaged Unit. The combination of the unit’s two-stage compressor, VFD, high-efficiency indoor/outdoor coil, and premium-efficiency indoor/outdoor motor, delivers up to 18.1 SEER and 14.35 EER.


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Calculated With Care: Ventilation in Health Care Systems

A Mississippi clinic needed above-average design on a budget. The equipment was nothing unusual. However, creativity and attention to detail uncovered opportunities to fine-tune the design and exceed ventilation benchmarks for less.
By Gary Hamilton P.E. and Ionel Petrus P.E.
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Engineers’ daily challenges include calculations for outside air, supply air, and return or exhaust air flows — all while balancing mandated code requirements with owners’ expectations for performance, equipment first-cost, and future energy costs.
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Open for public comment: proposed revisions for existing buildings standard

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Public input is being sought into revision of an ASHRAE/IES standard that addresses retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings to achieve greater energy efficiency.


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Standard Fare At Last?

By Robert Beverly
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After many years, it appears commissioning has finally outgrown its Guideline.
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Standard 189.1 deemed compliance option for IGCC; ICC announces new green code

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The building industry now has greater flexibility in the design of high-performance buildings through a change impacting application of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) included in the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).


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Better connected: ASHRAE 189.1 update improves ties to key standards

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Changes to help make buildings and systems more sustainable are part of the newly published version of the high-performance green building standard from ASHRAE, the USGBC, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).


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Congress extends regulatory limbo

By Randy Rawson
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The U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2250, the "EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011,'' last month by a vote of 275 to 142 (not enough to override an expected Presidential veto)?—?and then they went home for a week of campaigning.
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Steam Injection

Energy-Efficient Ultra Low-NOx Burners for California OTSG
By The Coen Company, Inc.
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Injection of steam in the oil field is extensively used for thermal enhancement of oil recovery in California.
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Are Your Boiler Drum Level Instruments Measuring Up to the Latest ASME Code Requirements?

By Jim Kolbus
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Over the past 20 years, there have been a number of significant revisions to Section 1 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code relating to water level instrumentation.
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