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HVAC Retrofits

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Energy system helps school win Battle of the Buildings

Claiborne Elementary School in Baton Rouge, LA, was the winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings
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Chiller Retrofits In Health Care Facilities

One of the worst things you can do is note the capacity and replace the chiller. Have the building loads and usage changed? What about motors and cooling towers? Consider these and your part-load realities to create real long-term improvements.
The replacement of chillers for hospitals and other health care facilities are often done out of absolute necessity, and it is often avoided for as long as possible.
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Florida schools raise efficiency grades with ice bank technology

The St. Lucie County School District (SLCSD) in Florida was receiving failing grades when it came to energy efficiency.
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Boilers Outside The Box

O&M and upgrade tactics can make a real difference for those who decide to focus on improvements short of purchasing a new unit.
When I was young, I used to love watching magicians and was amazed how they would pull something out of what appeared to be an empty hat.
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Vacant high-rise finds new life with LEED design

In 1967, a 15-story high-rise was built in the heart of downtown Towson, MD.
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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.
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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Department store finds savings up on the roof

When the Dillard’s department store in Naples, FL, reached the point where its rooftop HVAC equipment was in need of replacement, company officials decided to put energy savings as the primary goal.
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Hospital Retrofits For Energy Efficiency

How many health care facilities are limping along in terms of mechanical performance but could be running better than ever with one committed round of treatment?
Our BAS columnist makes a house call to prescribe one method of applying retrofit expertise, including the success story of a hospital with mysteries or maladies that required attention in VAV and chillers, air handling strategies, OR ventilation, and beyond.
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Filtration helps efficiency to soar at Denver Airport

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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New lighting, ventilation help ice arena skate to savings

Ice arenas represent some of the most energy-intensive buildings a city can own.
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