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Pipe system contributes to Indy data center’s victory lap

Alex Carroll and Rich Banta, owners of Indianapolis-based LifeLine Data Centers, are open to new and big ideas. They had the vision to convert the abandoned 41-acre Eastgate Shopping Mall on the east side of Indianapolis into a mega-sized Tier-4 rated data center and high-tech office complex.
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Checklists & Pre-Show Planning

Use the Expo’s free sessions to enlighten (and pace) yourself in January.
Almost every month, something worthwhile comes in right as I’m writing this page.
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District Chilled Water Systems Design: A Tale Of Two Footprints

Circumstances converged to construct a pair of plants on campus in a short timeframe. However, these projects weren’t identical twins by any means: different needs, locations, and other factors drove some major differences, from cooling towers to standby power.
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Critical Facilities, Chicago-Style

But first, a tough contest for this month’s cover.
Gotta tell you, I’m not sure we’ve ever had three closer competitors for cover story status.
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Designs That Integrate — Applying ASHRAE 90.1

Luxury retail, data centers, retrofitted corporate space … they all had to meet 90.1. From lighting upgrades to custom coils on a factory chiller, explore specifics while absorbing the message to increase team integration earlier in the process.
ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings, has served as a benchmark for both new and retrofit commercial building design for the last 35 years and continues to lead today’s sustainably minded business culture.
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CASE IN POINT

Wellness center’s HVAC health plan includes reduced refrigerant

The new $24 million Hackensack UMC (HUMC) Fitness and Wellness Center is unique in several ways.
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Texas bank cashes in with VRF system retrofit

As VRF systems gain popularity in the U.S., some designers are customizing them to outperform other HVAC technologies in energy efficiency and function.
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A Starring Role For Universal City Retrofit

A Hilton in the heart of show biz transformed into a sustainable destination hotel with the help of chiller and cooling tower overhauls and improved BAS and ventilation strategies. Don’t miss the final plot twist before the system’s big launch party.
A hotel’s success in the hospitality industry is measured by the quality and value of its guests’ experience, and that requires the hotel to deliver consistently flawless service and reliable comfort at a competitive rate.
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CASE IN POINT

Schools, manufacturing facility benefit from plastic cooling towers

When Joe Matthews, vice president of construction at Vista Air Services in Houston, was considering a self-contained, water-cooled HVAC system for a customer near Galveston Bay, he primarily had system efficiencies on his mind.
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Iowa gallery restores HVAC to museum quality

The 114,000-sq-ft Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA, houses a unique collection of international art.
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