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Commercial HVAC

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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BUILDING AUTOMATION

Controls For VRF Systems

Incorporating these systems with BAS can prove to be a wise choice.
One of the most interesting new HVAC trends is the use of VRF systems
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You And Your Collaboratory Creating Open Cloud Services

Your cloud and the cloud services you create for your clients on your journey to the Internet of Things (IOT) are a virtual extension of everything you have ever done in the past, with the added power of a mobile cloud services future.
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Case In Point

ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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