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Campus unclogs coils, frees up funds

“Too warm.” “Too stuffy.” “Not enough airflow.” These were just a few of the countless complaints that facilities managers of the Basic Medical Science Building at the University of New Mexico were receiving on a regular basis.
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Large Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

With the help of advances in intelligent controls and a shift in design mindset, these systems can steer buildings toward smaller equipment sizes and associated savings. Review three projects and consider the benefits of keeping an upcoming project in the loop.
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BIM and Educational Projects

In this overview of building information modeling, the authors review how BIM helped in three different projects, often with particular usage- and efficiency-based HVAC demands. While BIM’s space management skills can reduce costly changeorders and building design “clashes” ahead of time, in at least one instance, using BIM actually influenced the HVAC strategy for the better, too. See how HGA Architects and Engineers has used this to become a “model” firm.
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Taking Notes: Desiccant Dehumidification

Whether your client has a school or office building, desiccant dehumidification can successfully control the project’s humidity, save energy, and remove pollutants. This primer empowers you to teach your clients how desiccants work, while other tips and applications can help your future projects more than make the grade.
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A Boiler Plant Upgrade's Tough College Course

Here’s a task: bridge the new mechanical room to the utility connection in the old space - located in an adjacent building in Chicago’s South Loop. Room for equipment is frequently tight, but in the case of this steam pipe, the room for error was less than one inch. The kind of planning that navigated that challenge accounted for (almost) everything in this tricky retrofit.
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Precious Metal: Cogeneration And Cooperation At Oregon State

The first university cogen plant in the U.S. to earn LEED® Platinum certification, the OSU Energy Center succeeded via consistently efficiency-minded design and an exceptional level of analysis and teamwork in the commissioning process. Fuel flexibility, staff training, and a projected $650,000 annual savings didn’t hurt, either.
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Knowledge is power: Hawaii dormitory deploys VRF for better management, metering

A VRF system installed in this University of Hawaii dorm helped the school achieve LEED® certification and lower energy costs. Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH-M)
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Case In Point

Eight is enough: Team meets CA residence hall loads and installation questions with tankless strategy

Tankless water heaters saved California State University Northridge money in energy costs. Beverly Watson can easily laugh about the idea today, now that her recent tankless water heater retrofit project
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VRF points to improved comfort, LEED® standard at NC college

A VRF system installed in Guilford College’s Archdale Hall not only met architectural challenges but also provided high A/C performance.Established by the Quakers in 1837, Guilford College is the
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LEED Platinum Performance for Mercy Corps

Inside this nonprofit’s new headquarters in Portland, variable refrigerant flow teamed with zonal heat exchange, 100% DOAS, daylighting, CO2 sensors, and more to deliver comfort while bringing actual energy usage in under the design target of $0.83 per year.
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