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Do No Harm: Protecting IAQ In Health Care Settings

Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health.
July 1, 2013
Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health. From monitoring stations and magnehelic pressure gauges to multiple resources for design and O&M guidance, the author points to recent projects and current wisdom to create a valuable resource.
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Managing Smoke In A Health Care Facility

The special nature of the occupants and activities in these facilities create special IAQ requirements, and the concerns only multiply when fire and smoke enter the picture.
July 1, 2013
The special nature of the occupants and activities in these facilities create special IAQ requirements, and the concerns only multiply when fire and smoke enters the picture. See how current codes and designs employ a combination of active and passive strategies, building on past approaches to minimize future incidents.
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University medical center updates HVAC system under tight deadline

June 1, 2013
In the spring of 2011, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville needed to update its HVAC equipment. However, the work needed to be achieved under a very tight deadline.
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A Lesson Plan For Sustainability

The Medical University of South Carolina implemented broad energy efficiency im-provements without incurring capital costs.
June 1, 2013
Today, many state institutions of higher learning and healthcare facilities face reduced budgets, aging infrastructure, and rising energy costs. According to the EPA, colleges and universities spend close to $2 billion each year on energy. These institutions are seeking innovative ways to renew facilities, improve energy efficiency, and reduce energy costs. One option gaining some renewed momentum is the Energy Savings Performance Contract (EPSC).
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AHUs with energy recovery improve hospital’s ventilation rates while preserving IAQ

Following the installation of an ERV, odor and cooling complaints disappear at CoxHealth's Turner Center.
April 24, 2013
A multi-function health services facility in Springfield, MO is a showcase for sophisticated air quality management. The Turner Center is a unit of the CoxHealth system and is part of the Cox South health care campus in south Springfield.
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Health care provider uses upgrades to deliver top-notch care

January 2, 2013

High-performance solutions result in savings, LEED® certifications, and better health care Spectrum Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in West Michigan with nine hospitals, more than 180 service sites, and 1,983 licensed beds system-wide. 


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Wellness and prevention: controls and more ensure Virginia hospital’s health

November 26, 2012
“Quality of care” is more than just a phrase at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH), one of the largest hospitals in Virginia. CRMH defines quality of care using six characteristics: excellence in care, patient safety, clinical outcome, technology advances, accessibility, and patient experience.
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Modular Central Utility Plants: A Different Approach

November 9, 2012
Done right, going modular can be a good fit for hospitals in search of efficiency. From design to specification to pre-shipment, the process demands engineering attention to the right details at the right times. Get a designer’s notes from experience and learn how to take advantage of what a modular central plant can offer.
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Less Capacity Is The Coolest

October 31, 2012
Sometimes, what seems like a need for more cooling capacity could be the need to take a hard look and fine-tune the existing chiller plant. With a hospital expansion coming up, the team on this UMass Memorial Health Care project avoided adding up to 120 tons of capacity with tactics that included attacking inefficiencies in piping, valves, cooling towers, and controls.
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Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats Deliver Smoother Upgrade

October 31, 2012
Follow the engineer at a large hospital complex in Phoenix as he pursues less disruptive and less expensive ways to boost BAS performance and budget wellness, all in the name of patient comfort.
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