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Exempla's bas update vaccinates against nuisance calls

Exempla Healthcare of Colorado is a quality, low-cost provider of health care services, ranging from standard inpatient to wellness education and primary physician care. Lutheran Medical Center (LMC) in Wheat
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Air handlers in small spaces allow big expansion for Arizona medical center

"We needed space. The Phoenix area is growing rapidly and so was the need for medical treatment facilities. In 1999 we quantified the need to expand this facility, and we
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Ductwork whips former retail store's aesthetics, airflow into shape

When members enter the aptly named The Rush Fitness Complex in Knoxville, TN, they get an endorphin rush from the entertaining but very physical atmosphere featuring rock climbing, bungee jumping,
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"Invisible" exhaust stacks give pharmaceutical maker a cure for uncommon code

The new research facility of Syrrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is somewhat unusual, in that its roof exhaust system's stack is not very visible at all. This 84,000-sq-ft high-tech facility, designed for
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Vertical a/c units contribute to upscale environment in new wave of student housing

Most traditional college dormitories do not have swimming pools, computer labs, fitness centers, and a host of other desirable amenities. In fact, student housing built by higher education facilities has
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Diffusers star in Five Points Plaza's pursuit of more efficiency in tight spaces

Leaking radiant panel valves had become an expensive maintenance problem for the Five Points Plaza building in Atlanta. Replacing the radiant ceiling system with a vav system could solve that
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Boilers help UCSB go 'green'

On April 19, Donald Bren Hall on the University of California - Santa Barbara, (UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA) was not only dedicated, but it received the United States Green Building
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Simultaneous campus projects enlist duct liner to promote an

Quiet coordination Since each of the new projects is separately funded, two engineering firms were assigned to the tasks. Hankins and Anderson, Inc. (Richmond, VA) had handled the first phase
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Grease ducts a big hit for Mud Hens

After 65 years of great minor league baseball at Ned Skeldon Stadium, the Toledo Mud Hens franchise moved to a brand-new, 10,000-seat, $39.2 million stadium in downtown Toledo, OH. A
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Boiler retrofit helps steam lobsters--not patrons

Maintaining a heating system for a commercial building is of major importance, especially when the comfort of the buildings' patrons relies on it. However, sometimes the heating system has more
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