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Church retrofit looks upward, finds an answer in fabric duct

Fabric duct installation at this North Carolina church has reduced mold and saved space.It’s difficult to believe that a routine item such as HVAC ductwork could have as great affect
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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Robotic storage facility protects exotic collectibles with wireless sensors

When your primary worker is a 70-ton robot, you try your best to stay out of its way. Such is the case at RoboVault, an ultra-modern, high-tech storage facil-ity in
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Fan, BAS spread a warm feeling to start Alaska schooldays

A 12-ft diameter low-speed fan provides destratification to cut the morning temperature recovery for this elementary school down to 15 to 20 min.Designing a landmark school in the unforgiving Alaskan
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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Better filtration, better fertility?

New filters and a monitoring system helped the Carolina Conceptions Fertility Clinic increase its success rate. Since Carolina Conceptions Fertility Clinic opened its doors in August 2006, it has become
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Hospital heeds second opinion on boilers for central energy plant

New dual-fuel boilers help save this Alabama hospital 35% to 50% in fuel costs annually.The recently completed Shelby Baptist Medical Center (SBMC) $94 million South Tower Project in Alabaster, AL,
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Piping helps Portland revitalization project save and offer gas

A flexible gas piping system allowed tenants to add custom gas appliances such as professional gas ranges at this Portland, OR, apartment complex.The revitalization of the Pearl District - an
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Hotel checks into tankless for hot water with room to spare

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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