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Seismic & Wind Concerns

Earthquakes and strong gusts are threats in the physical world that creep into the HVAC design world of isolators, supports, and special louver considerations. Furthermore, a new legal world in terms of codes, insurance, and liability can leave inattentive engineers, owners, and manufacturers quaking in their boots. Read on to stay safe in more ways than one.
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Editor's Note: Facebook Follow-Up

Increasing energy awareness as it relates to the server farm can be a hard row to hoe.
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Air Force hangars in Alaska salute new heating system's tempering effect

A heating system evened out the temperature and improved working conditions at this Alaska Air Force hangar.Extreme sub-arctic temperatures at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, AK, where winter temperatures
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Energy savings give bank a higher rate of return

An energy analysis paid for itself at this Illinois bank by identifying energy savings opportunities. When Jason Vogelbaugh, director of Energy Solutions at Alpha Controls & Services, (Schneider Electric’s Rockford,
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Commissioning: ALL-Access Pass

If you can’t get to it, you can’t commission it.
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The Sustainable Carbon Neutral Hybrid Chiller

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

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

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

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...

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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