Cooling & Chillers

Chiller Retrofits In Health Care Facilities

One of the worst things you can do is note the capacity and replace the chiller. Have the building loads and usage changed? What about motors and cooling towers? Consider these and your part-load realities to create real long-term improvements.
July 1, 2014
The replacement of chillers for hospitals and other health care facilities are often done out of absolute necessity, and it is often avoided for as long as possible.
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Florida schools raise efficiency grades with ice bank technology

July 1, 2014
The St. Lucie County School District (SLCSD) in Florida was receiving failing grades when it came to energy efficiency.
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Variable Refrigerant Flow vs. Buildng Codes

When newer technologies or techniques meet older codes written for an earlier version of engineering reality, the losers are the users and occupants.
June 1, 2014
Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC is quickly taking over market share of the industry for commercial buildings.
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Vacant high-rise finds new life with LEED design

May 31, 2014
In 1967, a 15-story high-rise was built in the heart of downtown Towson, MD.
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Chill Out: A Mechanical Study And Chiller Upgrades Revive School Infrastructure

Heating and cooling upgrades for a preparatory boarding school nestled among the trees in Pottstown, PA, wove together the best of 1950s innovation with today’s energy standards
May 1, 2014
The Hill School, referred to as Hill, was founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School for Boys and Young Men.
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Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

May 1, 2014
The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, is saving 35% each month in utility costs, thanks to its green design.
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Contingency plan keeps school in session during HVAC outage

May 1, 2014
Afternoon temperatures in Virginia can reach uncomfortable highs on late summer days.
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A Solid-State Of Mind: Prepping For The Next Wave

What aspects of bleeding-edge data center thought can I incorporate for leading-edge designs? What is the future of the compressor in these environments? Or the future of a designer who doesn’t ask questions like these?
April 1, 2014
Why are you an engineer? Did you love math and science as a kid and simply follow your bliss? Or were you pushed into it by your guidance counselor even though your heart was somewhere else?
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Data center succeeds in search for ideal temps

April 1, 2014
Robert Hunt, manager of enterprise systems management at American Greetings, had one goal in mind — drive out costs related to energy use
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Case In Point

Department store finds savings up on the roof

April 1, 2014
When the Dillard’s department store in Naples, FL, reached the point where its rooftop HVAC equipment was in need of replacement, company officials decided to put energy savings as the primary goal.
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Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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