Commercial HVAC

Case In Point

Training center’s VRF installation turns heads with linesets, mounting

December 1, 2013
Quietside recently expanded its Forth Worth-based training center, and the distributor hopes that individuals attending classes will learn as much about installation aesthetics as they will about Samsung’s variable refrigerant flow systems.
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Back 2 Basics

Energy Retro-Cx

December 1, 2013
MONTH 3- The Energy Conservation Opportunity: Process Heating for an Industrial Building Application - Solution Implementation and Monitor, Measure, and Benchmarking
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Are There Hidden Problems In Your Hydronic Boiler Project?

Putting a new boiler in is a lot more complicated than just putting a new boiler in. You’re often taking ownership for any problem, real or potential, anywhere in the hydronics system.
December 1, 2013
Designing a commercial boiler replacement where you were not the original designer or installer might have some hidden dangers that could haunt you for years.
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Commissioning

Construction Phase HVAC Controls Coordination

Don’t be the team that finishes the building and then wonders why nobody brought the airflow measuring station.
November 1, 2013
HVAC systems continue to be the most challenging part of a new construction project to get right the first time, and the most challenging parts of the HVAC systems are their controls. I believe there are two root causes.
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Case In Point

UVC lights the way to cleaner air, energy savings at FL office tower

November 1, 2013
In real estate it’s all about location. But in south Florida, where beautiful views and gorgeous weather are the norm, building owners need to find ways to differentiate themselves and bring in tenants.
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More Than Just Fun And Games

This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company.
August 29, 2013
This project team left nothing to chance when it came to designing a five-story mixed-space facility for a Chicago gaming company. They also dealt a full hand of space-specific tactics: upgraded DX units, a dedicated variable-speed kitchen exhaust system, underfloor air, and better motors and drives improved the odds for efficiency. Pull the handle on this project story to get to the payoff.
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Case In Point

Air curtains keep things flowing at WI dairy farm

August 2, 2013
Energy-saving mechanical systems are popping up everywhere — even cows are feeling the benefits
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AHRI releases heat pump standards

August 1, 2013

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has published two new standards covering commercial heat pumps.


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Case In Point

Philadelphia high-rise becomes ‘virtual power plant’

July 1, 2013
At 1500 Walnut St. in Philadelphia stands a piece of history — a 22-story piece of history to be exact
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Commercial refrigeration system: Trane

June 3, 2013

The Trane® Advantage VRF™ variable refrigerant system features variable-speed compressor technology and offers customizable solutions for temperature control and occupant comfort. The new systems from Trane adopt ‘smart inverter’ compressors and feature an upgraded vapor injection system, providing improved performance over previous versions.


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