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Managing Your Hospital Building Can Save Patient Lives

The history of our battle against infections and airborne disease is fascinating. Expand your knowledge and then sharpen your process for evaluating product options to craft better strategies for reducing these health risks.
By Stephanie H. Taylor, M.D.
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Hospitalization per se is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How did this happen?
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Dehumidification Challenges: A View From The High Dive

An onslaught of natatorium retrofits are coming, as a large wave of dehumidifiers reaches the end of its collective lifecycle.
By John Parris Frantz
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The newly refurbished Kanata Leisure & Fitness Centre Wave Pool (KLFCWP) in Kanata, Ontario, gives HVAC engineers and contractors an unprecedented look into the challenges they’ll face in future natatorium retrofits.
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Energy recovery helps condo towers solve humidity, energy concerns

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The Seagate Towers in Delray Beach, FL, is a twin-tower condominium complex built in 1970, offering unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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HRVs and ERVs For Classroom Ventilation Applications

Recovering sensible or total heat, wheels or cubes, optional add-ons like fans and filters and assorted sensors ... it takes some homework to specify the right energy-saving recovery ventilator for your school application.
By Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CSI-CCS, CCPR
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It doesn’t get much more sensitive in HVAC design than designing ventilation systems for the schools that our youth occupy during their learning years.
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Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

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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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Filtration helps efficiency to soar at Denver Airport

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At 35,000 acres, Denver International Airport (DIA) is the largest airport site in North America, and the second largest in the world. More than 53 million passengers travel through the airport annually.
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Restoring The Low Limit For Indoor Relative Humidity

The research is consistent over the years, and the cost of low humidity continues to rise. Even our increasingly computer-oriented lifestyle exacerbates the problem.
By Gary L. Berlin
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Industry leaders realized hundreds of years ago that their processes and machines operate best when the indoor relative humidity is maintained at an optimum level for their process
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20 Reasons Your Green Building May Not Have Green Indoor Air

A few are more familiar and worth a reminder, while some are pretty sneaky. Others may have gotten there before the first occupant. In any event, any “sustainable facility” can sustain IAQ damage without attention to these sorts of risks.
By Dale Walsh, MS, CIH, LEED-AP BD+C
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The word green conjures images of a lush, vibrant ecosystem that is full of healthy living things and fresh air.
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Natatorium project dives into energy savings, reduces refrigerant use

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The retrofit of a 25-yr-old conventional indoor city recreation center proved to be a psychometrics and logistics challenge, according to the project’s engineer and mechanical contractor.
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Kansas hospital achieves big city IAQ, efficiency

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When Geary Community Hospital (Junction City, KS) underwent a $34 million expansion, it was promised a cutting-edge HVAC design that would reduce maintenance costs, increase energy efficiency, and provide unprecedented IAQ.
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