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Single-Source Solutions: System Modeling (January 2001)

System modeling is a great design-build solution.
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Hvac In The Host City (January 2001)

Three high-profile projects shine a spotlight on hvac in Atlanta - be it guaranteeing hot water for guests, keeping the ice play-ready for its pro team, or accommodating scores of people destined to visit in the future. As AHR/ASHRAE visitors pull in late this month, they'll find a city that's more than ready.
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The Desiccant Debate Continues (January 2001)

Although oversizing of conventional systems is still a culprit at large, and certain desiccant advantages seem clear, some engineers would most like to get their hands on independent research proving exactly when desiccants are the superior dehumidification option.
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Commissioning Building Humidification Systems (January 2001)

Are humidity controls raining on your parade? Use the commissioning process to ensure that future systems do their job right.
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Coil Bypass: Fighting Summertime Humidity (January 2001)

Is there a better strategy for warm-weather humidity control waiting somewhere out there? For environments like pharmaceutical or micro-electronic facilities, the coil bypass technique could be the answer. The author crunches some hard numbers to examine the advantages of using "free reheat."
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Hot Water, Savings Enjoy Long Stay At The Inn

In December of 1998, the 170-unit St. Petersburg North La Quinta® Inn in St. Petersburg, FL, replaced its three aging water heating systems. The previous systems were more than 10
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Concerns About Climate, Safety Lead To Innovations At Prison

When you say "Colorado," most people think of snow, skiing, and white-capped mountains. To the hvac engineer, these images also bring to mind concerns about reducing heat loss, improving thermal
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Commissioning: Getting It Right: Different Types Of Commissioning (January 2001)

Can you name the different types of commissioning?
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Tomorrow's Engineer: Creating The Design Engineer's Manual (January 2001)

The design engineer's manual is a book for all reasons.
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Personal Comfort Is Afoot At Call Center

Larry Daniel was looking to add something a little different - call it the "wow factor" - to a new facility in Columbus, OH, for Accor Economy Lodging, parent company
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