Commercial HVAC

Designs That Integrate — Applying ASHRAE 90.1

Luxury retail, data centers, retrofitted corporate space … they all had to meet 90.1. From lighting upgrades to custom coils on a factory chiller, explore specifics while absorbing the message to increase team integration earlier in the process.
ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings, has served as a benchmark for both new and retrofit commercial building design for the last 35 years and continues to lead today’s sustainably minded business culture.
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BACK 2 BASICS

Building Program To Basis Of Design For An Office Space Tenant Retrofit Building Project

The majority of, if not all, office buildings will go through a series of office space retrofits over the course of time
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COMMISSIONING

Commissioning Action Lists: Keeping Them Under Control, Part 1

Schedules can get out of control for several reasons. What’s to be done to prevent or minimize the fallout?
Last month, this column introduced the concept of an “excessively long” commissioning action list (CAL).
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CASE IN POINT

Texas bank cashes in with VRF system retrofit

As VRF systems gain popularity in the U.S., some designers are customizing them to outperform other HVAC technologies in energy efficiency and function.
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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Dress For Success

What you wear says a lot about who you are.
Back in 1975, John T. Molloy wrote a book titled Dress for Success.
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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Upgrading VAV Boxes

DDC benefits are beyond question, although “repair vs. replace” is a judgment call.
VAV terminal units have been widely used for space comfort conditioning over the last 30 plus years.
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Old Building, New HQ: VRF In Wisconsin

An energy services company has a habit of basing its operations in buildings ready for a second chance. This time around, a zoned VRF design led to substantial electric and gas savings on top of the rewards of building conservation.
Franklin Energy Services, LLC (Franklin Energy)in Port Washington, WI, has been consulting with utilities, municipalities, and states to create energy-efficiency programs for commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers since 1994
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TOMORROW’S ENVIRONMENT

Leaving A Legacy

Who does that? Don’t rule yourself out too quickly.
If you are one of the fortunate ones to have had the opportunity to work in the building industry throughout your career, you probably don’t think you can or will leave a legacy for others to benefit from being in this business.
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Modular Heating Water Boilers

Modular boilers have come a long way in the past few years, along with load-matching strategies. Improving efficiencies, navigating critical tight spaces, and allowing for future growth are three reasons this option is heating up.
Modular boilers were reportedly first introduced in the 1960s.
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COMMISSIONING

Commissioning Action Lists: What Is Too Long?

A lengthy to-do list after FPT can cause more problems than it solves.
I am a strong proponent of planning ahead for successful functional performance testing.
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