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The Sustainable Carbon Neutral Hybrid Chiller

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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There’s a concept, eh? The author takes a comparative discussion of chiller technologies and options, and he places it squarely within the current events context of domestic energy sources, the utility rate landscape, and thermal efficiency. Read this and then look for Part 2 in the near future.
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Ventilation Leads Kerry's Recipe For Success

By Rick Hombsch P.E. and Kevin Pope P.E.
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For a consumer food group’s very mixed-space campus, HGA’s careful outdoor air strategy got support from smart boiler, chiller, and lighting design to create performance tailored for the client while comfortably exceeding LEED®and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements.
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Getting Into The Flow

By John Vastyan
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Commercial system experts see flow as a key step to optimizing system efficiency. Cutting down required tubing size, insulated PEX for district systems, and variable-speed pumps to pin down a chiller’s exact needs are three points of attack in the modern campaign against waste.
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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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THE WAY I SEE IT: NOW IT'S UP TO YOU TO ANSWER THE DOOR...

By Randy Rawson
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The final air toxic rules for institutional, commercial, and industrial (ICI) boilers (after almost two decades of legal wrangling, political pandering and intrusion, and boiler-user dread)  have  been  inked  and  will  soon  be  published in the Federal Register - an action that will begin the compliance clock ticking for new and existing boilers in these sectors. 
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CLEAVER-BROOKS - Steering With Software

By Steve Connor
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Navigating the boiler upgrade and replacement possibilities and process
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MIURA - Rebuilding After The Flood

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Low emissions, footprint help hospital make strides
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CRANE ENVIRONMENTAL- Deaeration: Why & How in Industrial Water Cooling

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For almost a century, operators of boilers and steam using equipment have realized the benefits of higher process efficiency and extended equipment life made possible by reducing the feedwater dissolved oxygen (DO) levels to the lowest possible values.
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MAXON - Don't Operate Unaware

By Michael Dawson and Richard M. Reyes BSE
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Gain Insight into Valve Performance
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VAV For Laboratory Spaces

By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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Terminal devices, pressurization, supply air, proper exhaust … those factors and more go into a well designed VAV system for sensitive lab applications. From general tips to changing details such as fabric duct elements, booster fans, and a new AMCA standard, the author equips you to succeed in one space that is no place for experimentation.
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