Cooling & Chillers

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Ice storage, solar panels a sure bet for California Lottery

When the California Lottery sought to construct new headquarters, officials wanted a location that would be both functional and save on energy costs.
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Building Automation

Controls Optimization: No Longer Optional

Updated codes continue the push for better controls work as high performance edges further into the mainstream.
At one time, it might have been acceptable to view controls as a “necessary evil” with little attention given to the details of design including sequences and commissioning
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More Specifics On Our AHR Event

Who's on first, and what are we talking about?
We submitted our event overview for AIA credits a few days ago, so I thought I'd get some more mileage out of our professional blurb-writing and share an overview with you as we get ready for "Planning Your Cooling In Critical Facilities" coming to the AHR Expo free of charge on Wednesday, January 22.
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Equipment Protection through Hot Spot Mitigation

CONTRIBUTED BY: Syska Hennessy Group
Hot spots in the data center can be attributed to two main factors: A lack of cooling capacity and/or a lack of cooling delivery.
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Problems Found In The Field: How Retrocommissioning Can Solve Them

The symptoms are familiar: hot and cold complaints, higher-than-expected costs, etc. Here’s a look at how the retrocommissioning process should work to tackle these and other developments for your facility.
In the last few years, major cities throughout the country have passed new energy code requirements mandating that commercial buildings perform regular retrocommissioning audits.
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Building Automation

Chiller Plant Control

While chilled water plants can range in complexity, the fundamentals are the same.
Chilled water plants tend to be one of the most energy intensive areas of a commercial building.
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Case In Point

Florida prison escapes higher costs with desuperheaters

Florida, like most southern states, has an abundance of sunshine throughout the year.
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Malfunction At The Museum

An air handling unit that hasn’t worked since, well, ever. Chillers that have to work more often as a result — and an extra chiller just to attack the affected zone. These were the obvious symptoms, but what was the cause?
One of my favorite stories is about when I fixed a poorly performing air handling system at a local art museum.
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Case In Point

Plastic cooling towers cure hospital’s maintenance, energy cost symptoms

It’s no secret that hospitals contain some of the most diverse and demanding environments that require dependable performance of the HVAC system.
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Case In Point

Training center’s VRF installation turns heads with linesets, mounting

Quietside recently expanded its Forth Worth-based training center, and the distributor hopes that individuals attending classes will learn as much about installation aesthetics as they will about Samsung’s variable refrigerant flow systems.
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