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Seismic & Wind Concerns

May 5, 2011
Earthquakes and strong gusts are threats in the physical world that creep into the HVAC design world of isolators, supports, and special louver considerations. Furthermore, a new legal world in terms of codes, insurance, and liability can leave inattentive engineers, owners, and manufacturers quaking in their boots. Read on to stay safe in more ways than one.
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Air Force hangars in Alaska salute new heating system's tempering effect

May 1, 2011
A heating system evened out the temperature and improved working conditions at this Alaska Air Force hangar.Extreme sub-arctic temperatures at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, AK, where winter temperatures
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Ventilation Leads Kerry's Recipe For Success

May 1, 2011
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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VAV For Laboratory Spaces

April 1, 2011
Terminal devices, pressurization, supply air, proper exhaust … those factors and more go into a well designed VAV system for sensitive lab applications. From general tips to changing details such as fabric duct elements, booster fans, and a new AMCA standard, the author equips you to succeed in one space that is no place for experimentation.
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Life sciences lab handles OA load with humidification

April 1, 2011
A fog humidification system installed at this Michigan lab is controlled by a BAS.Pall Life Sciences is a leading global provider of filtration, purification, and separation technologies to the diverse
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Florida school cuts outside air cooling costs 70%

April 1, 2011
An ERV system saved this Florida school $500 a month in utility costs.The developers of Turtle River Montessori School in Jupiter, FL wanted students to have the best possible IAQ.
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Church retrofit looks upward, finds an answer in fabric duct

April 1, 2011
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

April 1, 2011
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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IAQ: Florida's Teachable Moment

March 3, 2011
An engineer with the 9th-largest school district in the United States writes about the IAQ testing and final report that his district commissioned. From offices to classrooms to cafeterias and restrooms, the monitoring was extensive. Read the results and some author comments about acceptable IAQ in schools, the possibility of overdoing fresh air, and the associated costs.
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

March 3, 2011
School districts have known for quite some time that temporary equipment can assist in passing the tests of renovations or the pop quizzes of unexpected equipment failure. The lesser-known lesson is that having the plan in place can save significant time and money on top of the equipment’s basic benefits.
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