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Heat Recovery System Does Victory Lap At Pool Facility

When Lorain County (OH) Metro Parks embarked on building a new aquatic facility, it was at a terrible disadvantage because of a limited budget. At a time when most large
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Dehumidification, IAQ design work swimmingly for Boilermakers

Purdue University's new aquatic center was designed using a dual return-air system consisting of underdeck duct that returns 25% of the air at the pool deck level where chloramines concentration
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DDC helps "Burn City" train firefighters in real-world conditions

In order to meet the HVAC needs for the new, 79,604-sq-ft facility Fire Technology Training Center on the Northwest Campus of Fort Worth's Tarrant County College in Texas, computer-generated load
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Time & Life makes news with rare trifuel chiller plant

When the Time & Life Building opened its doors in 1959, steam-turbine-drive chillers provided cooling for the 48-story building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. An electricity-driven chiller was added
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Chillers, AHUs free engineers to air condition historic Miami tower

What kind of A/C do you install in a 78-year-old building that has no useable roof space, no dedicated mechanical room, and limited choices for retrofit? Freedom Tower restoration project
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Replaced or Refurbished, Office Building's Rooftop Units Quietly Take Care of Business

At this Denver office building, the building owner wasn't ready to replace both of his outdated multizone units, so the failed unit was replaced and the other unit was refurbished.
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Hot Water System Pumps New Life Into Civic Center

The Civic Center Complex in Evansville, IN, was built in 1965. The 400,000-sq-ft facility includes an administration building that consists of three occupied floors with a full basement, and a
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Bent-Watertube Design Makes Heating System Shipshape

Since new boilers were installed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center three years ago, the Navy reports the equipment's operating efficiency has increased by 30%. In 2000, the Navy decided
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National Defense Research Lab Fights Silica In Heat Transfer

For years, Los Alamos National Laboratories had searched for a solution to the buildup of silica in its chiller, but newer chiller condensers using a brush system have never required
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Winning Fans In Huge Vehicle Maintenance Building

The 10 heating units on the perimeter of Chicago's Throop Building did a great job of heating a 20-ft radius, but after that, the heat soon rose to the ceiling,
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