Ventilation

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.
July 1, 2014
Hospitalization per se is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How did this happen?
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CASE IN POINT

Centre for Sustainability takes innovative HVAC, IAQ approach

July 1, 2014
The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) definitely lives up to its name
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Opportunities For Energy Conservation In Existing Hospitals

Confiscated elevator shafts are your first hint that this isn’t the typical hospital retrofit.
June 1, 2014
Located in the South End of Boston, Boston Medical Center (BMC) is composed of over 2.5 million sq ft of inpatient, ambulatory care, and medical office space.
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VSD Retrofit For Lab Fume Hood Exhaust System

When you’re a student working with toxic chemicals, jarring alarms are not exactly a desired part of your process.
June 1, 2014
Control recommissioning in existing buildings presents an excellent opportunity to not only save energy, but to fix operational deficiencies and work with the building’s occupants to reduce complaints.
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Case In Point

Energy recovery helps condo towers solve humidity, energy concerns

May 31, 2014
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.
May 1, 2014
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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CASE IN POINT

Contingency plan keeps school in session during HVAC outage

May 1, 2014
Afternoon temperatures in Virginia can reach uncomfortable highs on late summer days.
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Lab Results: Big (And Sometimes Fewer) Changes

When you have to individually go verify whether 128 air curtains meant to ensure air balance in the original design’s branch ductwork are still there or not, you’re not having an easy time of it.
April 1, 2014
One of the worst-performing buildings I’ve had the pleasure to study was a 375,000-sq-ft laboratory building at a Midwest university.
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Case In Point

Fabric duct solution unburdens data center build-outs

April 1, 2014
Cooling build-outs can be one of the highest operational costs facing data storage facilities.
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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 4: Operations & Maintenance

Analytics to workorder management, energy audits to light meters — the spectrum of apps for facility engineering tasks continues to get wider and more versatile.
March 1, 2014
“Collaboration is unavoidable.”
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3/25/14 2:00 pm EST

Improving Cooling and PUE in Existing Data Centers

On-Demand This webinar will provide cost-effective practical tips and feasible retrofit solutions that can be implemented in operational data centers to address some cooling issues and improve energy efficiency.

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Check out the July 2014 issue of Engineered Systems, with features on chiller retrofits in health care facilities, building automation, and much more!

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