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Hydronic system holds humidity at bay in Curaçao office building

Temperature cascades, demanding absolute humidity conditions, high energy costs, and power supply parameters presented some logistical challenges to the designers of this tropical office building. A single-pipe hydronic system helped
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A sweet solution: Rental chillers help save one million dollars' worth of sugar beets

Despite the snow in this picture, company officials at this sugar beet processing facility faced a warm spring in 2007 and worried their large crop would thaw and spoil before
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Heat pump-based HVAC and control system contributes to bright IdeA(s)

Would you believe that this building was a 1960s-era windowless concrete bank? Now it houses an engineering consultancy and uses renewable energy from photovoltaics to meet 100% of its energy
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Sustainable building authority walks the walk when promoting green products

What appears to be a single-family residence is actually a university’s “recycled” live-in classroom and center for sustainability education. A 119-gal, 130,000-Btuh solar water heater played a key role in
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Polypropylene pressure piping system improves server reliability

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

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

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

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

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

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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