Cooling & Chillers

On-Site Combined Cooling & Power For Data Centers

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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Regulatory, competitive, and environmental pressures are pushing data centers away from the traditional power sources. Here, the author surveys the landscape and reviews one comparative study involving CCP cogeneration and conventional electricity sources. Reducing the carbon footprint and lessening reliance on a sometimes unreliable grid are just two reasons to look into CCP.
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

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Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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Thermal Energy Storage Benefits And Sensible Systems

By Shaw Gentry EIT and Lucas B. Hyman P.E., LEED
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Some thermal storage media are familiar to most of us, but what about gravel? Or lake water? See how those can work in the right environments, and tuck this away as a general refresher on thermal storage concepts and options for use in hospitals, data centers, and elsewhere.
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Knowledge is power: Hawaii dormitory deploys VRF for better management, metering

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A VRF system installed in this University of Hawaii dorm helped the school achieve LEED® certification and lower energy costs. Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH-M)
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VRF points to improved comfort, LEED® standard at NC college

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A VRF system installed in Guilford College’s Archdale Hall not only met architectural challenges but also provided high A/C performance.Established by the Quakers in 1837, Guilford College is the
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The Sustainable Carbon Neutral Hybrid Chiller

By Milton Meckler P.E., CPC
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There’s a concept, eh? The author takes a comparative discussion of chiller technologies and options, and he places it squarely within the current events context of domestic energy sources, the utility rate landscape, and thermal efficiency. Read this and then look for Part 2 in the near future.
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Ventilation Leads Kerry's Recipe For Success

By Rick Hombsch P.E. and Kevin Pope P.E.
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For a consumer food group’s very mixed-space campus, HGA’s careful outdoor air strategy got support from smart boiler, chiller, and lighting design to create performance tailored for the client while comfortably exceeding LEED®and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements.
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Church retrofit looks upward, finds an answer in fabric duct

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Fabric duct installation at this North Carolina church has reduced mold and saved space.It’s difficult to believe that a routine item such as HVAC ductwork could have as great affect
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Energy Demon At The Door

By John Vastyan
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Having lived with an ancient heating system and no cooling for years, a Pennsylvania congregation now sings the praises of the updated hydronics and new mini-splits that brought a mechanical renaissance to the church’s various spaces.
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Welcome to Boston!

By Peter Fairbanks
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Smaller in size but big on style and service, this Boston hotel looked to compete with bigger brands by cutting costs behind the scenes. A chiller overhaul led the list of improvements, which included lighting and controls retrofits, and allowing rooms to recirculate air when unoccupied.
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