Heating & Boilers

Radiant Panels On Campus

This law school design story moves on from rationales for early decisions to the specific next-phase design challenges. Team effort combines with DOAS, radiant ceiling panels, DCV, and setpoint fine-tuning to maintain this case’s appeal.
By Brian Coffield, P.E., LEED AP BD+C and Patti Gunderson, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
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Perhaps the U.S.’s largest to-date Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) coupled with radiant ceiling panel (RCP) cooling and heating mechanical system is currently under construction at the Washington College of Law at American University (Washington).
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Modular Heating Water Boilers

Modular boilers have come a long way in the past few years, along with load-matching strategies. Improving efficiencies, navigating critical tight spaces, and allowing for future growth are three reasons this option is heating up.
By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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Modular boilers were reportedly first introduced in the 1960s.
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Pre-school satisfies codes and comfort with hydronic radiant system

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Little People’s Landing is a pre-school learning center in Roxborough, CO, and the building is keeping children warm and healthy with a system that is virtually invisible.
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ERVs, radiant system supply warmth, fresh air to NY utility

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If the little town of Massena, NY, were any further north, it would be in Canada – and it has the climate to prove it.
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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
By Ray Wohlfarth
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When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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Shopping In Utah's Great (Semi-) Out-doors

In-slab radiant heating and cooling, cooling towers, and a serious array of pumps and tubing create just the right retail environment in this 20-acre downtown complex.
By John Vastyan
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There’s a new and shimmering upscale tourism and retail destination in the heart of Salt Lake City that has won the attention of city planners worldwide.
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Boilers: The Front-Loading Lowdown

The forward march of progress in terms of basic equipment and controls sophistication has made the combination of condensing and non-condensing boilers more attractive than ever. Still, you can’t just grab one of each and expect miracles.
By David A. George
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Front-end loading is gaining momentum as a boiler system design strategy, as higher-efficiency condensing boilers replace older boiler technology and system control intelligence continues to improve
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Seawater Warms Up Marine College Building

“Think Globally, Design Locally” could’ve been the slogan for this opportunistic design on the Maine coast.
By Rob Klinedinst, AIA, LEED BD&C and David Reinheimer, P.E
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Geothermal and VRF components, along with a key design revision and even an underwater heat exchanger, buoyed this project as it sailed toward a flexible and sustainable finish.
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Basic Steam Boiler Operator training course coming to South Carolina in April

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Spirax Sarco is excited to announce their latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training.
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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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