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Out of this world HVAC design protects space shuttle from earthly elements

January 31, 2013

The space shuttle Endeavour is a survivor. 


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Exploratorium’s new waterfront home dips into the Bay for radiant system

January 30, 2013

When it comes to celebrating the new Exploratorium museum project, located at Pier 15 along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, the engineering and systems design professionals at Integral Group tend to take it a bit … well, personally.


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New boilers work miracles for Saint Arnold Brewing Company

January 29, 2013

Saint Arnold Brewing Company co-founder Brock Wagner knew that his growing craft brewery’s move to a 104,000-sq-ft building in Houston’s Northside district would require a new steam boiler system. 


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Exhaust ductwork solves tough MEP challenge at research facility

January 2, 2013

Finding new solutions to the complex challenges of global climate change is the task that drives the scientists and energy industry leaders who collaborate in the Energy Biosciences Institute at UC Berkeley’s new five-story, 11,300-sq-ft Helios Energy Research Facility in downtown Berkeley. 


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Health care provider uses upgrades to deliver top-notch care

January 2, 2013

High-performance solutions result in savings, LEED® certifications, and better health care Spectrum Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in West Michigan with nine hospitals, more than 180 service sites, and 1,983 licensed beds system-wide. 


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Smoke clears over a popular NYC restaurant and its neighbors

January 2, 2013

In October 2011, Mas (la grillade) opened in New York City with the goal of elevating hardwood grilling to a culinary art using fire and smoke. Located in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, “the grill” aimed to build upon the success of its sister restaurant and predecessor, Mas (farmhouse), and rely exclusively on hardwoods as its primary cooking fuel. 


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Compressor upgrade makes budget more hospitable for Ocean City hotel

November 9, 2012
Today, commercial property owners and facility managers are constantly looking for ways to reduce their utility bills. An often over-looked opportunity arises when it is time to replace old, inefficient compressors in HVAC systems.
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Sleeping easier: Vermont hotel’s pump retrofit gives peace to both patrons and facility manager

November 9, 2012
Kevin Amyot had serious qualms last spring when contractor Ed Friedrich first proposed a major pump-retrofit project at the Sunset Motor Inn, one of the properties Amyot manages for the H. A. Manosh Corporation in Morrisville, VT. Friedrich’s $13,000 estimate called for the replacement of 18 fixed-speed circulating pumps in the heating system at the Sunset with 10 circulators from the Grundfos Pumps Corporation.
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Health care air conditioner replacement turns into no tall order

October 30, 2012
New York City is certainly renowned for the quantity and variety of tall buildings towering over the Manhattan skyline. Many of these structures are at a point where age has taken its toll on mechanical systems and now require replacement. Even if they are still operational, today’s new A/C systems are more energy efficient, making it cost effective for changeout.
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Cancer center finds peace and quiet with duct liner

October 19, 2012
A lot will happen under the single rooftop of the new Wesley Long Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC. The 33,000-sq-ft addition to the Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center includes a business office, lobby/waiting area, admitting, phlebotomy lab, breast cancer treatment, exam areas, chemotherapy, an auditorium, and education classrooms.
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