Cooling & Chillers

Editor's Note: Mission Less-Than-Critical

By Robert Beverly
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What’s the real cost of positively, absolutely having to know right now?
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California's first LEED® Gold winery picks radiant cooling

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Radiant cooling was used at the Hall St. Helena winery in CA to save energy and maintain precise control over the winemaking process. When hydronics contractor Robert Reid saw
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LEED Platinum Performance for Mercy Corps

By Rob Schnare P.E., LEED
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Inside this nonprofit’s new headquarters in Portland, variable refrigerant flow teamed with zonal heat exchange, 100% DOAS, daylighting, CO2 sensors, and more to deliver comfort while bringing actual energy usage in under the design target of $0.83 per year.
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Practical Implementation Of Chilled Beams For Offices

By Peter Rumsey P.E., FASH and John Weale P.E., LEED
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The wave of acceptance for this design option continues to grow in North America. Get up to speed on when and where chilled beams can have the most impact. Then move into humidity control, supply air, system sizing differences compared to VAV, economizers, and more.
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Refrigeration Update

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The phaseout of ozone-depleting refrigerants marches on. Take a look at what is and isn’t allowed, and when.
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Editor's Note: One Cool Pitch

By Robert Beverly
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Qatar wins World Cup host status, in part by promising to keep outdoor field and crowd temps on the less than stifling side.
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Geothermal Success In The Midwest

By Kevin Pope P.E. and Dave Thiel P.E., LEED
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For a nonprofit located on the shores of Lake Michigan and an adolescent treatment center in Minnesota, geothermal heat pump systems have been an upfront investment that pays off in terms of maintenance, ROI, and effectiveness within an integrated sustainable design.
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Self-balancing system, front-end support make the numbers work for KPMG island office

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A single-pipe system kept HVAC system operating costs low, even in the humidity-laden tropical air of Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles.When KPMG, the global audit, tax, and advisory services firm,
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Urban Outfitted

By Om Gupta P.e.
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Chicago’s Michael A. Bilandic Building has 21 stories, one for each year since the previous retrofit. Recently, an open-minded project team paired modular chillers and hydronic gas boilers with pumps and VFDs to conquer some upgrade challenges, bring the mechanical system into the 21st century, and knock 15% off the tower’s measured energy use.
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Chilled beams teach quiet cooling to architecture students

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Chilled beams installed at the Marywood University School of Architecture reduced energy consumption and saved space.Colleges and universities are changing the way they approach construction projects, and Marywood University is
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