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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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Patient Rooms: CFD For Better IAQ

Can a location of air return affect the flow path of airborne pathogens in a patient room? Use simulations to manage the variables and improve the design in a space that is no room for error.
By Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.
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Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, contaminants, and airborne pathogens in patient rooms, isolation rooms, and operating rooms.
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UVC lights the way to cleaner air, energy savings at FL office tower

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In real estate it’s all about location. But in south Florida, where beautiful views and gorgeous weather are the norm, building owners need to find ways to differentiate themselves and bring in tenants.
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Illuminating Info: UV-C For HVAC

Looking for lifecycle guidance or more extensive info for your stationary appli-cations? An industry IAQ veteran weighs in about the design, installation, commissioning, retrofit, and O&M of ultraviolet systems for commercial HVAC equipment.
By Forrest Fencl
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Feedback from potential users of UV in HVAC equipment suggests that many are confused about its use
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Hamburger University serves up super-sized pool dehumidification project

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McDonald’s is one of the most visible fast-food entities, with over 32,000 restaurants worldwide. However, patrons may not be aware that McDonald’s trains many of its employees at its Hamburger University, also known as “HU.”
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Hot yoga studios adjust tactics, equipment to reach IAQ nirvana

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When it comes to yoga studios, Chad Clark has seen some of the worst IAQ problems
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Air curtains keep things flowing at WI dairy farm

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Energy-saving mechanical systems are popping up everywhere — even cows are feeling the benefits
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Do No Harm: Protecting IAQ In Health Care Settings

Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health.
By Garold Hamilton P.E. LEED®
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Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health. From monitoring stations and magnehelic pressure gauges to multiple resources for design and O&M guidance, the author points to recent projects and current wisdom to create a valuable resource.
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Mixed-flow impeller brings real-world results to lab retrofit

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The old saying goes, “Killing two birds with one stone.” But what if you could kill six with one stone? That’s what Abdul Momen, associate director of maintenance and operation for the facilities department at Georgia State University, aimed to accomplish at the school’s 216,000-sq-ft Natural Science Building.
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Natatorium dehumidification goes swimmingly, aided by geothermal and heat recovery

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The city of Côte Saint Luc in Quebec recently opened its new Aquatic and Community Centre with a cost of $18 million. While this may seem like a hefty price tag, the city will be saving millions of dollars on energy costs, thanks in part to the center’s HVAC system.
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