HVAC Retrofits

Failed BAS: Unexpected and Unknown Results

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Are you in a game of HVAC hide and seek that you don’t know you’re in?
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Newest building labeling program: ASHRAE’s bEQ

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To help owners reduce their energy costs, a new building labeling program has been developed by ASRHAE that not only rates buildings according to the in-operation energy use but also provides owners with suggested measures that can improve energy efficiency.


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Innovation in Renovation: A Hunt for Gold

By Zuhair Hasan P.E., LEED
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What does a full-scale modernization on a 90-yr-old federal building and courthouse look like when it aims for federal energy goals and LEED status? Chiller plant and hot water/boiler overhauls are just the start. Aggressive lighting and water treatment/conservation strategies also contribute to the GSA’s effort to throw the book at this Alabama retrofit.
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Energy audit, personal guarantee sell management on booster system retrofit

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Veteran New York plumbing contractor Evan Samouhos was so confident in the potential energy savings offered by a new domestic water booster pump system that he fronted the purchase himself.
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Case In Point

Chilled beams maintain comfort, look of historic hall

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Energy efficiency and historic preservation are rarely synonymous. More often than not, one must be compromised for the sake of the other. Fortunately, the University of Arkansas found a way around such compromises when it came to the restoration and mechanical renovation of the school’s beloved Peabody Hall.
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Iowa State Laboratory Humidification Yields Results

By Joe Zwers
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Effective building envelope and air handling designs took comfort most of the way from theory to reality in ISU’s Hach Hall. An existing in-house deionized water supply and a new fogging system finished the task and saved an estimated 22% in humidification costs.
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Thank You, Steve Jobs

By Howard McKew, P.E., C.P.E.
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The hard part was more about presentation and persuasion than waiting on technology.
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ENERGY CONSERVATION IN EXISTING BUILDINGS

By Scott Gray, LEED AP, LC and Carl C. Schultz, P.E.
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The building design and construction industry has been guided and encouraged by Federal legislation and private programs to reduce energy consumption in new buildings and major renovations with initiatives such as EPACT 2005 and USGBC’s LEED®. But what about existing buildings not slated for significant capital improvements?
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The Green Pages

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Where do health care facilities looking to up their sustainability profile start? Here, we shine a light on expected sites and some lesser-known resources. Archived video from conferences, toolkits for benchmarking, assessing a facility for CHP, general design guides, and even primers for executives looking to get the ball rolling … ideas and tips for good design and operations run a lot deeper than LEED®.
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Mass Retrofit At MassMutual

By Dan Vastyan
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A solar array contributed to putting this insurance headquarters in hot water — in a good way. See how those systems teamed with chiller plant improvements to maintain occupant and computer room productivity.
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