HVAC Design/Construction Process

Ventilation Leads Kerry's Recipe For Success

By Rick Hombsch P.E. and Kevin Pope P.E.
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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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Getting Into The Flow

By John Vastyan
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Commercial system experts see flow as a key step to optimizing system efficiency. Cutting down required tubing size, insulated PEX for district systems, and variable-speed pumps to pin down a chiller’s exact needs are three points of attack in the modern campaign against waste.
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Building Automation: Integration: Myths, Lies, and Misconception

By Paul Ehrlich, P.E. and Ira Goldschmidt P.E.
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From design to setup to reporting, bad habits and bad thinking may loom at every turn.
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Commissioning Of Mission Critical Installation

By Michael Feyler and Jason Peterson
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Most of us think of data centers when we think “mission critical,” but the category goes into financial and health sectors as well. These five phases of commissioning can provide some additional peace of mind about performance, no matter which type of critical mission is at stake.
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Commissioning: Commissioning And Baseball

By guest author Schlueter LEED® AP
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Chalking up a win in either endeavor involves some uniform habits.
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Prognosis for chiller strategy: no hotspots, two-year payback

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VFDs and a new chiller reduced this Texas hospital’s carbon footprint. With large central utility plants, over-taxed HVAC systems, and ever-increasing utility costs, many hospitals face the dual problems of
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Tomorrow's Environment: Positive Attitude + Creativity + High Energy = Leader

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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In recent “Tomorrow’s Environment” columns, I’ve talked about the need for engineers to change from being a commodity and a follower to recommitting their technical skills to engineer-driven consulting services. I touched on some of the engineering initiatives that are ideally suited for engineer-led teams. The heart of being a leader of projects begins with three essential attributes: Positive attitude, creativity, and a high energy level, followed by a need to lead.
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University enjoys the fruits of system integration in former tomato field

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Ave Maria University, located in southwest Florida, opened its doors to students on August 27, 2007. As the first new Catholic university built in the United States in more than
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Temporary HVAC: Homework Pays Off

By Mike Conklin
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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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Editor's Note: Aftershocks: Don't Be Swayed

By Robert Beverly
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How to turn disaster into awareness into a difference the next time?
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