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Dehumidification retrofit's speed and performance win big with swim team

March 1, 2008
This pool’s original dehumidification unit was approximately 20 years old and in desperate need of replacement before swim team practices and meets began. A new unit now provides pool water
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Temporary makeup air heaters facilitate perfect finish

March 1, 2008
Construction of this high school required a temporary air management solution that would allow workers to apply finishes without having to fire up the permanent HVAC system. In order to
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Excessive ambient noise gets expelled after new classroom units arrive

March 1, 2008
Employing a new acoustically improved HVAC unit at its Audiology Laboratory, where students’ hearing is tested, proved to be a sound decision. The new unit reduced the overall ambient noise
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Boilers team with other upgrades to fuel 70% energy savings in California district

March 1, 2008
During the 2005-06 heating season, the Learning Center, Enterprise High School, and Shasta High School reduced usage by 73%, 63%, and 49%, respectively, compared to 2001-02 consumption, thanks to extensive
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Dehumidifier helps NYC school gets an A+ in environmental sustainability

February 1, 2008
While many types of conservation were employed on the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, one of the major contributions to saving energy was the HVAC equipment. Extensive heat recovery methods were
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Geothermal water source heat pumps: no Trojan horse at Michigan school

February 1, 2008
The sign in the Whitmore Lake High School gymnasium says “The Home of the Trojans.” Just like the Trojans of Homer’s Iliad, these Trojans of Michigan have constructed an edifice
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North Point office complex debugs its cooling systems with self-cleaning filters

January 1, 2008
The chilled water HVAC system at this Cleveland office building worked well under normal operating conditions. However, a couple times a year, gnat-like bugs called mayflies caused havoc on its
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Portland grows a green project, winning national attention

January 1, 2008
All of the high-rise condos in this Portland development feature a water loop heat pump heating and cooling system, with on-site boiler and cooling tower, which have helped the developers
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School board goes with duct board in retrofit

January 1, 2008
The original system design for an HVAC retrofit at this middle school included a specification for insulated galvanized steel HVAC ductwork. However, before the project could start, prices for the
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Infrared heat lifts comfort levels at Colorado auto service center

January 1, 2008
With bay doors opening and closing, keeping the interior of this Colorado auto maintenance business warm was a struggle, resulting in unacceptable hydraulics lift speed and oil congealing at the
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