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Commercial HVAC

20 Reasons Your Green Building May Not Have Green Indoor Air

A few are more familiar and worth a reminder, while some are pretty sneaky. Others may have gotten there before the first occupant. In any event, any “sustainable facility” can sustain IAQ damage without attention to these sorts of risks.
The word green conjures images of a lush, vibrant ecosystem that is full of healthy living things and fresh air.
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Former warehouse uses BAS, fabric duct to stockpile energy savings

The Mi-T-M Corp., an industrial power equipment manufacturer, is savings tens of thousands of dollars annually thanks to one contractor’s industrial ventilation design.
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Training center’s VRF installation turns heads with linesets, mounting

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

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.
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.
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

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.
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

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

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


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