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Custom heat recovery dehumidifier makes splash at NYC natatorium

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The 67,000-sq-ft McBurney YMCA features a health and wellness center, paddleball courts, and a perimeter running track, but the focal point of the facility is the 7,000-sq-ft natatorium, which features
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In-room air purifiers improve classroom IAQ near Ground Zero

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Located two blocks from ground zero, PS/IS 89 was evacuated for over five and a half months (following September 11, 2001) due to substandard IAQ. Blueair air purifiers were employed
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Subassemblies go subterranean for Hoyas’ pool retrofit

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HVAC design engineers and contractors are no strangers to difficult installations, especially when it comes to retrofit applications. During design and planning stages, architects sometimes don’t give equipment rooms the
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Pharmaceutical manufacturer buys building, becomes big fan of air movement performance

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Five buildings on the Immunex campus house 22 supply units and five return units that use unique aerodynamic inlet and outlet configurations. The supply units range in capacity from 30,000
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Quiet cooling gets high marks in college office

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Monroe College, in New York City's Bronx borough, needed to install an HVAC system in King Hall, a turn-of-the century brick building, while maintaining the building's aesthetic beauty. A high-velocity,
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Custom valves make retrofit another “great idea” for historical library

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There is a line that banners The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Benefit of Humanity's website that reads: "... where the world's great ideas intersect." It is a fitting
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Dehumidifying air conditioners maintain a precise climate for HGTV

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With the tremendous heat load produced by mission-critical broadcast operations servers and associated high-tech equipment at the corporate headquarters of Scripps Networks (Knoxville, TN) mechanical engineer Greg Farmer needed a
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Westin Poinsett Hotel restored to 1920s elegance with 21st-century comfort

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A Balancing Act Although its value as a historic landmark is limitless, the hotel's restoration budget was not. Developers P. Steven Dopp and Greg Lenox of Packwood Management, Charleston, SC,
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Dataloggers help 30-year-old school overcome mold problems

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With outdoor humidity rates near a constant 100% during the summer months, Houston is quickly becoming known as one of the world's moldiest cities. Many of the area's insurance carriers
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Postponement brings big mold problem

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In November 2001, the Charter Springs Hospital in Ocala, FL experienced a compressor failure in the 30-ton A/C unit responsible for cooling a wing of the hospital. According to Gil
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