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Polypropylene pressure piping system improves server reliability

June 1, 2008
These pipes carry 40° chilled water to cooling units throughout the Utah State University Data Center. No insulation is needed to prevent condensation because polypropylene is a natural insulator.When Utah
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Control valves pave the way for DOT's variable primary system

May 1, 2008
While a variable primary system was in keeping with the high-efficiency standards of a General Service Administration building, the load and the various chiller sizes complicated control at this headquarters
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Air intake filters reduce strain on facility staff

May 1, 2008
Building management officials at a 65,737-sq-ft bio-medical building located on the campus of a major university in southeastern Michigan had reached a point where they had to do something about
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For combo laundromat-café, tankless is just the ticket

May 1, 2008
The owners of this Connecticut laundromat/café pondered the scenario of 25 washers all running hot water at once, which would involve long fill times. However, a gas-fired tankless unit allowed
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Data center cooling solution gives manager both rest and rebate

May 1, 2008
While precision cooling units provided reliable control of room temperature, humidity, and airflow, they were not enough to address the rising heat density at this data center. A complete solution
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UVC technology grabs LEED® points at city hall project

April 1, 2008
Installing UVC technology in AHUs downstream of cooling coils enabled City Hall in Sammamish, WA to reduce HVAC energy and operational costs, improve IAQ, and become the first project to
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VAV diffusers critical to green agency's Platinum building

April 1, 2008
As part of the quest for a LEED® Platinum certification at this public agency building, Rumsey Engineers was challenged to earn all 10 LEED energy credits on a small budget.
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Retrofit makes 35% fuel savings a habit for Dominican Sisters

April 1, 2008
For the first time since 1969, the Dominican Sisters living at this facility have access to cold rather than lukewarm water, as well as nearly instantaneous hot water in all
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Emergency cooling units rescue cancer research center's freezer farm

April 1, 2008
This facility houses hundreds of cancer research projects that must be maintained within stringent environmental conditions - any changes in temperature and humidity could influence the accuracy of long-running experiments,
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Modular central plant meets mission-critical challenge

April 1, 2008
Herakles Data had outgrown the capacity of its existing chillers and needed additional capacity that could meet the demands of its mission-critical interior space and ambient temperatures that typically reach
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