Health Care HVAC

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Cancer center finds peace and quiet with duct liner

A lot will happen under the single rooftop of the new Wesley Long Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC. The 33,000-sq-ft addition to the Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center includes a business office, lobby/waiting area, admitting, phlebotomy lab, breast cancer treatment, exam areas, chemotherapy, an auditorium, and education classrooms.
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Geothermal Think Tank Takes On The Extraordinary Job

For the massive 235,000-sq-ft Merrimack County Nursing Home in New Hampshire, the geothermal source available nearby may not have been the fountain of youth, but it did prove key to the center’s “uber-green” mechanical system retrofit. See how the companies involved brought together 16 wells, over 300 water-to-air heat pumps, and the rest of the 615-ton system to serve this 290-bed facility.
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Innovative nursing home uses enthalpy wheel to take care of the budget, too

Founded in 1928 by Elizabeth Hart Shields Eddy, Eddy Village Green skilled nursing care center began as a 19-bed nursing home in Troy, NY.
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Air Filtration in Health Care Facilities

Just what the doctor ordered: specifics on pre-filters, after-filters, AHU tips, and more to meet critical IAQ goals and prevent that ventilation system from operating in a “fog.”
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Consultant Appreciation Day

How about some learning, lunch, and leisure at the client’s place?
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The Green Pages

Where do health care facilities looking to up their sustainability profile start? Here, we shine a light on expected sites and some lesser-known resources. Archived video from conferences, toolkits for benchmarking, assessing a facility for CHP, general design guides, and even primers for executives looking to get the ball rolling … ideas and tips for good design and operations run a lot deeper than LEED®.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Guest Column: Perforated Materials In High-Purity IAQ Applications

Nowhere is the quality of indoor IAQ more important than in the operating room (OR) of a hospital.
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Plenum Requirements For Egress Corridors In Health Care Environments

Incorporating a plenum can have its design advantages, but corridors serving adjoining areas of health care occupancies are prohibited from being used for a portion of an air supply, air return, or exhaust air plenum. This article and its illustrations can strengthen your grasp of the related NFPA code details and exceptions so you can design and ventilate properly for this special population.
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Low-speed fans team with UV light to improve IAQ at Rwandan hospital

Low-speed fans provide needed ach at this remote mountain hospital. All buildings, regardless of age, are susceptible to IAQ deficiencies. Chemical exposure from new construction, tight building envelopes, and humidity
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