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

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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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Energy Retro-Cx

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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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.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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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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Construction Phase HVAC Controls Coordination

Don’t be the team that finishes the building and then wonders why nobody brought the airflow measuring station.
By Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.
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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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UVC lights the way to cleaner air, energy savings at FL office tower

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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.
By Travis Steinmetz, P.E., LEED AP
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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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Air curtains keep things flowing at WI dairy farm

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

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


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Philadelphia high-rise becomes ‘virtual power plant’

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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

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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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