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Up The Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Hood Type I Stack: No Problems Or Complaints

By John Clark, P.E.
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Leakage caused by modern cleaning techniques, evolving codes, increased airflow requirements ... kitchen ventilation design has become more complicated than the old sizing and design challenges. Of course, they’re still around, too. Grease is the word, so review these tips to keep it from popping up in the wrong places.
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Contest: design net-zero energy management for Green Leaf Inn

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Calling all engineers, designers and other interested parties to enter the Green Leaf Inn Green Building Challenge. The Challenge asks for participants to design an Energy Management Control System;  providing a strategy and product selection to control, manage and gather data on an integrated renewable energy system for the Green Leaf Inn (GLI), opening Spring 2013 as the first Net Zero Energy Hotel in North America. Interested parties must submit completed entry forms online by July 1 at www.thegreenleafinn.com.


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Controller helps fast food restaurant save energy, maintain control

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When Ross Cailotto, the owner of R.E.C. Service Corp., heard about the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller (KE2 Evap), he knew he had found the solution. Before having the KE2 Evap, replacing an old Beacon system with mechanical controls meant moving product from the walk-in to temporary storage while the refrigeration system was off for 8 hrs or more.
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Air handler supports the mission at a unique aviation-themed waterpark

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The middle of Oregon’s wine country is an unlikely setting for the campus of a world-class aviation museum, housing the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” and many historic aircraft. Even more unlikely is finding an Innovent custom air handler nestled under the fuselage of a B747 airliner, which sits atop the roof of a lively waterpark.
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Energy Demon At The Door

By John Vastyan
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Having lived with an ancient heating system and no cooling for years, a Pennsylvania congregation now sings the praises of the updated hydronics and new mini-splits that brought a mechanical renaissance to the church’s various spaces.
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Hotel checks into tankless for hot water with room to spare

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A custom made vent system eliminated the need for 17 separate vents required by the gas-fired, tankless water heaters at this Alabama hotel.Saving space is invariably one of the prime
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Service agreement tames urban wildlife parks

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of New York manages the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, including its flagship location and headquarters, the Bronx Zoo, as well as the
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Editor's Note: One Cool Pitch

By Robert Beverly
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Qatar wins World Cup host status, in part by promising to keep outdoor field and crowd temps on the less than stifling side.
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Asheville resort digs deep to deliver dehumidification to underground spa patrons

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Multiple dehumidification units allowed for scheduled downtime while maintaining this underground spa’s precise humidity requirements.The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville,
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