Government/Institutional HVAC

Countdown To Netzero

The federal push toward break-even building energy is real, and the clock is ticking. The public sector will be flocking toward forward-thinking designs (and designers) like never before — prepare to rule more of the roost, or lay an egg.
By Kevin Dickens, P.E.
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Chickens. I have been thinking a lot about them recently.
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Dehumidification Challenges: A View From The High Dive

An onslaught of natatorium retrofits are coming, as a large wave of dehumidifiers reaches the end of its collective lifecycle.
By John Parris Frantz
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The newly refurbished Kanata Leisure & Fitness Centre Wave Pool (KLFCWP) in Kanata, Ontario, gives HVAC engineers and contractors an unprecedented look into the challenges they’ll face in future natatorium retrofits.
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A Big Step With A Little Footprint

With a natatorium, a gym, and other community functions, it’s only appropriate that the Ping Tom Memorial Fieldhouse design exercised a variety of HVAC muscles
By Daniel Cohen, P.E., BEMP, LEED AP
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Modular heat pumps, geothermal, energy recovery, demand control ventilation, an integrated digital control system, and more stretched out the sustainability and maintained a lean energy profile to serve local residents
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Ice storage, solar panels a sure bet for California Lottery

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When the California Lottery sought to construct new headquarters, officials wanted a location that would be both functional and save on energy costs.
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Filtration helps efficiency to soar at Denver Airport

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At 35,000 acres, Denver International Airport (DIA) is the largest airport site in North America, and the second largest in the world. More than 53 million passengers travel through the airport annually.
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New lighting, ventilation help ice arena skate to savings

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Ice arenas represent some of the most energy-intensive buildings a city can own.
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Biomass CHP Serves Ohio Veterans Well

Sure, it was an award-winning first biomass design for the VA. And yes, it’s a big efficiency improvement.
By Thomas Sucher
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Just as interesting, though, were the judicious choices along the way to maneuver tricky valve logistics, use CAD to pre-empt other problems, and occasionally recondition instead of replace. These moves reduced first cost, saved installation time, and freed up valuable floor space on top of the project’s long-term savings.
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Florida prison escapes higher costs with desuperheaters

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Florida, like most southern states, has an abundance of sunshine throughout the year.
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Natatorium project dives into energy savings, reduces refrigerant use

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The retrofit of a 25-yr-old conventional indoor city recreation center proved to be a psychometrics and logistics challenge, according to the project’s engineer and mechanical contractor.
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Life Safety Upgrades In Historic Buildings

By Matthew Chalifoux, AIA and Christina Collester, P.E.
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Retrofitting more than a half-million square feet of heavily used space for better life safety coverage is never simple. Peculiarities of building design and existing materials only made the task tougher for this project team as they sought to integrate NFPA and GSA requirements into a successful and safe solution.
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