HVAC Retrofits

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Plastic cooling tower prevents tenant meltdown during heat wave

Last September, on what would normally have been a mild autumn day, Southern California was blasted by a record-breaking heat wave with temperatures spiraling upwards to 116°F in the Los Angeles basin. The heat was far above the normal highs, which would typically be in the mid-70s.
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Financial exchange trades up to modular fan system

Located in this city’s famous Loop commercial center, the 600-foot-tall Chicago Board of Trade Building (CBOT) houses the world’s oldest futures and options exchange. Until recently, the building also housed a pair of aging built-up systems that were beginning to worry management.
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Building Oversight Management: Revisited

A lot has happened since the author’s 2008 article. It’s prime time to revisit expectations for BAS and chiller optimization controls, and then have a look at several of today’s options for anyone managing chilled water flow to wring the last drop of efficiency out of a system.
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Modular boilers give bottling operation a taste of higher efficiency, lower emissions

Innovation has thrived in Philadelphia since Ben Franklin invented bifocals, the lightning rod, and the wood stove that bears his name more than two centuries ago. This tradition of innovation
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Renovating HVAC systems at Air Force Base achieves energy goals

Two energy recovery units saved this Air Force Base hangar $24,500 in heat recovery costs. United States Air Force personnel sought a solution to renovate the makeup air and exhaust
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Low-Hanging Fruit In The Data Center Orchard

Forget high-tech or high-expense fixes for a minute. Have you tried to bump efficiency by looking for the  next aisle over, deploying a Trim and Respond strategy, or trying the soon-to-be-famous Paper On A Stick approach? Some of the biggest names in the data center universe think that you plant the seeds of real savings with some mighty simple steps.
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Solving Indoor Airborne Disease Transmission Problems

The author describes how toilet flushes aerosolize germs sending them airborne to soar around and infect their next victim(s) because bathrooms are designed backwards. Learn novel ways to control and clean bathroom air to help control airborne disease transmission problems. So feel free to hold your nose as you learn about how you can help protect people’s health within your client’s buildings.
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Better Project Delivery: Health Care Infrastructure Projects

Here, our long-time forward-thinking columnist uses a common hospital scenario to walk you through the shift from Design-Bid-Build to an Integrated Project Delivery approach. See how the job can get done with similar personnel on a considerably shorter schedule, resulting in a greater team investment in the project’s success and yet more time to get on to other work.
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Editor's Note: Sharp Ideas

Getting an acceptable ROI from this event is like finding a needle in a needlestack.
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Engineered Systems High-Performance Buildings / Building Automation: Proactive BAS Alarming for High-Performance Buildings

How can data help you and the facility staff through the transition?
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